2022 Subaru WRX testing forward of debut this summer season
From our spy pictures we will see some typical WRX styling and efficiency cues, such because the bonnet-mounted air scoop that feeds the turbocharged engine’s intercooler. The deep grille and chunky entrance bumper are obvious behind the camouflage, whereas a pair of deeper aspect skirts trace on the automotive’s efficiency potential.
On the rear the WRX’s quad-exit exhaust makes a return, teamed with a small boot lip spoiler to enhance aerodynamic efficiency. From the rear we will additionally see how the saloon’s boot lid spreads right into a pair of flared rear wheel arches, housing a wider rear observe.
It’s anticipated that the brand new WRX will use a flat-four Boxer engine with turbocharging to enhance efficiency. Nevertheless, it’s not clear if the brand new automotive will follow the two.0-litre ‘Boxer’ engine within the present American-market WRX, which makes 264bhp and 350Nm of torque, or if it can inherit the WRX STi’s bigger 2.5-litre unit within the pursuit of extra efficiency. This engine at present makes 306bhp and 393Nm within the STi.
Anticipate Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to function, in addition to a alternative of automated or six-speed handbook transmissions. Nevertheless, it’s doubtless that the extra superior driver-controlled centre differential might be held for the extra centered WRX STi.
The automotive’s styling will look somewhat sleeker and extra futuristic. The following WRX’s design might be impressed by Subaru’s Viziv idea, which was unveiled on the 2018 Tokyo Motor Present. It’s anticipated that we’ll see the production-ready Subaru WRX this summer season forward of gross sales commencing in early 2022.
Nevertheless, following a call by Subaru to axe the earlier WRX STi from its UK line-up, with the limited-run WRX STi Ultimate Version marking the tip of the mannequin line, and given Subaru’s give attention to SUVs right here, it’s unlikely that we’ll see the automotive imported formally. Meaning WRX fans might need to make their very own preparations to safe one.
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