Subaru has released the first official teaser of its all-new WRX sedan, and with that the Japanese carmaker has confirmed that it will be revealed this year.
Although the new Subaru WRX will no doubt be based on the Impreza to some degree, the new performance model appears to have a slightly different rear door shape to the current Impreza. As with the outgoing WRX, the new one will also have a completely distinctive front end design, complete with a larger grille and a massive bonnet scoop.
Subaru hasn’t released any of the details as yet, but CarsGuide recently reported that the new WRX would be powered by a new 2,4-litre turbopetrol engine that produces in the region of 220 kW, which would make it almost as powerful as today’s STI. As for the latter, the Australian publication also reported that the new STI – set to follow at a later date – is likely to offer around 300 kW, which would put it right up there with the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S. However, it is expected that the STI will be offered with a manual gearbox only, whereas the WRX will continue to offer CVT as an option.
Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.