As the official reveal of the next-gen Subaru WRX draws closer, the Japanese manufacturer gives us yet another look of its performance sedan. While still not revealing much, we can see the four door car kicking up some dust in the desert.
The brand says that the next-gen Subaru WRX will officially break cover on the 19th of August this year where it will take the stage at the New York International Auto Show. Accompanying this announcement is a short teaser video which reveals further details.
Our first glimpse of the profile reveals that the performance sedan will adopt some plastic cladding for the wheel arches and a slightly sloped C-pillar. The close-up shot of the rear further details this cladding that appears to wrap around the rear bumper as well. Dynamic characteristics of the rear are further enhanced by a set of chrome-tipped exhaust tailpipes.
We don’t see much of the interior but the video confirms that the next-gen Subaru WRX will boast a redline of 6 000 r/min. This is just over 500 r/min less than the outgoing model. The detail shot of the rolling wheels don’t reveal much but again, we see the black plastic cladding carry on over to the front bumper as well as black alloy wheels housing a set of brake discs.
The description that accompanies the video states that the next-gen Subaru WRX is “a whole new beast” and confirms upgrades to the previous model’s engine and suspension as well as aggressive styling.
A recent report suggested that this new model will house a turbocharged 2,4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that will produce close to 220 kW, thus making it as powerful as the outgoing WRX STI. This same report hinted that the upcoming WRX STI could boast around 300 kW, thus pitting it against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 45 S but also confirmed that it would be made available exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox.