The next-generation Subaru WRX was set to be revealed at this year’s New York Autoshow alongside the Forester Wilderness but now that the show has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, this unveiling has been pushed back.
Speaking to Carscoops, a spokesperson for the brand said “We have not confirmed when information about WRX or the next Wilderness model will be released due to the cancellation of NYIAS,”
Subaru says that an official reveal date for its two products have not been finalised.
It’s understood that the next-generation Subaru WRX will be taking a new direction that’s more in roots with its rally heritage. The teaser video that previewed the model not too long ago showed key design elements such as plastic cladding for the wheel arches. This is not too unlike what we got to see with the Subaru Viziv Performance concept that broke cover in 2017.
It’s also suggested that the next-generation Subaru WRX will adopt the brand’s 2,4-litre flat-four mill in the region of 220 kW. A fully fledged STI model is on the cards as well with a rumoured output of 300 kW. An additional report highlighted this flagship variant would be available as a six-speed manual exclusively.