The 2015 Subaru WRX was officially unveiled today at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Many rumors became true today, as the new car is powered by a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo Boxer engine developing 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. As standard, Subaru offers a six-speed manual gearbox, while a continuously variable automatic transmission is offered as an option.
The Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission offer two manual modes. The new Sport Lineartronic CVT is teamed exclusively with the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Set to go on sale on March 15 in the United States, the 2015 WRX has a new torque-vectoring system, capable to improve the cornering and handling, with the all-wheel drive system of course.
Moreover, the chassis is now stiffer, while the brakes have been improved. In terms of design, the 2015 WRX is inspired by the WRX Concept unveiled back in March at the New York Auto Show.
The 2015 WRX offers distinctive headlights similar to the those found on the concept, the grille and front spoiler are more prominent, while the hood, fenders, rear doors and taillight clusters are unique. At the rear we find LED taillights, a diffuser, LED center high-mount stoplight (CHMS) and an available lip spoiler.
New standard 17-inch wheels feature a more aerodynamic design. Inside, we find soft-touch materials as well as an optional nine-speaker premium audio system made by Harman/Kardon. It is for the first time when Subaru offered such as system in a WRX. Moreover, we find a new flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated switches for audio and Bluetooth control. new flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
At the center of the dash there is a 3.5-inch LCD that displays various functions, including oil level, remaining washer fluid and selected gear ratio. A new multi-information central display with 4.3-in. LCD screen provides a multitude of vehicle system functions, including a rear camera display, a boost gauge display, audio, Bluetooth and climate control settings, and a VDC screen showing traction control operation.