The 2022 Subaru WRX has been revealed in full, that includes a 271hp motor and AWD, simply don’t anticipate to see one in your native Subaru dealership.
Right here is the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX, reborn on a recent platform with a brand new engine, new appears to be like and an STI mannequin on the horizon. Sadly, although, just like the 2022 Subaru BRZ, the brand new WRX gained’t be making its strategy to the UK.
The brand new look is definitely hanging, with SUV-style arch trims combined with a standard bonnet scoop and quad exhaust. Identification disaster? Fairly presumably. We’ll reside in hope the STI model turns the warmth up a contact within the appears to be like division.
Beneath the brand new WRX is the recent platform used throughout the Subaru vary within the Outback, Forester and Impreza fashions, with further structural rigidity (24% improve throughout the physique, 75% rise in stiffness round suspension mounts).
Just like the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86, it’s powered by a 2.4-litre flat-four Boxer engine, solely this time it will get the addition of a turbo to spice up energy to 271bhp at 5000rpm and 258lb ft of torque between 2000 and 5000rpm. Does that spell out a turbocharged BRZ STI within the works, too?
Don’t anticipate the 2022 Subaru WRX to hassle the likes of the Golf R or related all-wheel drive hyper-hatches, that is pitched extra on the Focus ST, Golf GTI degree.
You may select between a six-speed guide or a flowery CVT computerized, whereas energy is shipped to all 4 wheels as you’d anticipate.
And an all-new Subaru WRX STI, too?
Maintain your horses. It’s coming, however not but. You may anticipate a extra aggressive setup, with the standard large wing on the again and a hike in energy. How that hike will arrive is unknown, with rumours pointing in the direction of a possible hybrid setup geared in the direction of efficiency.
Desire a new WRX? You’ll must import one.