Subaru finally revealed the new-generation WRX. Even though Subaru cut ties to the World Rally Championship a while back, the model retains the familiar components that made the car so enjoyable to drive.
The fifth-generation WRX will not be coming to the UK, so UK citizens may have to make extreme efforts to obtain one. The United States is currently the only market for the vehicle.
With the limited edition WRX STi Final Edition, the company has axed its previous-generation WRX model from the UK lineup. It’s highly unlikely we will see this car officially imported due to Subaru’s UK focus on SUVs.
Subaru’s turbocharged flat four petrol engine powers the new WRX, but displacement has been increased from 2.0 litres down to 2.4 litres. The new turbocharging system and this engine produce 267 bhp, 350 Nm torque.
As standard the engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, but an option for an 8-speed automatic is available. All versions of the new WRX come standard with four-wheel drive.
Subaru’s new WRX uses the Subaru Global Platform. This platform is also shared with Outback, Levorg, and Forester. The company claims that it brings many distinct improvements to the car’s chassis.
Due to the increased use structural adhesives, the car’s overall rigidity in torsional bending is 28% higher than that of the older model. The suspension struts on the new vehicle are 75% stiffer. Subaru claims that the suspension has a longer stroke, which Subaru believes allows it to cope better with uneven surfaces.
The chassis also includes an adaptive damper, a differential with limited slip and ventilated brakes. You can choose from either 17-inch or 18 inch alloy wheels. Subaru also reduced the weight of the WRX by replacing the car’s old steel front wings with aluminium ones. This saves approximately 2kg.
Subaru’s WRX-style styling elements are still present on the new vehicle. The front bumper is large and has deep sides skirts. There’s also a bonnet scoop that allows air to flow through the intercooler. The quad-exit exhaust from the old WRX makes a comeback at the rear, but it has been paired with a small spoiler on the boot lip.
Recaro’s sports seats are complemented by carbon fiber dashboard trim, flat-bottomed leather steering wheels, and Recaro sport seats. Subaru also installed its 11.6 inch portrait infotainment system. It supports Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
You also get a rear view camera, an electric seat adjuster, and an Harman Kardon 11-speaker stereo system. A host of driver aid technology is available to buyers, such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure prevention and an automatic emergency steering assistance system. This works with the precollision brake assist setup in conjunction with the vehicle’s speed limiter.
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Publiated at Sun, 12 September 2021 16:59:20 +0000