Subaru introduced at the 2013 New York Auto Show the spectacular WRX Concept, a car that hints at the design language of the next generation WRX. Lower, sleeker and wider than the current WRX, the WRX Concept has a bold and muscular design, which emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip in a more agile and athletic form.
The concept car features a larger and bolder grille design but also a pronounced powerbulge that provides clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler. The three dimensional mesh pattern of the grille denotes the sporting nature of the concept car and sets the Subaru star cluster apart.
Furthermore, the front end features new hawk-eye headlights. The rear end also echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler.
The WRX Concept features a new paint color, “WR Blue Pearl III”, which modernizes the iconic WRX look. The BBS “RI-D” One Piece Forged Duralumin wheels wrapped in Dunlop tires complete the look and hide the Fluorescent Yellow brake calipers. Inside, the WRX Concept draws attention to the power and solidity of the body and focuses attention to wide stance that provides a visual link between body and chassis.
American automaker Subaru has come out with the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX. The new Impreza takes its design cue from the wide-bodied Subaru performance flagship model, the iconic Subaru WRX STI.
The Impreza WRX comes with the standard tire size of 235/45R17 and standard wheel of 17 x 8 inches which result in improved grip. The front and rear tracks have been increased by 1.5 inches. These enhancements in size enable the Impreza WRX to navigate wider track dimensions and boost its already imposing road presence. These enhancements are in line with the Impreza’s continuous improvement and evolution in the pursuit of providing an all-wheel driving performance that is compelling, according to Subaru of America, Inc. Executive Vice President and COO Tom Doll.
New Impreza WRX comes in both 4-door and 5-door models. For both 4-door and 5-door, the Impreza WRX is equipped with a 265-hp turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-liter 4 cylinder SUBARU-BOXER engine, a Subaru exclusive which is capable of 244 lb.-ft of 4,000 rpm peak torque and 5-speed manual transmission. All these add to the speed, power, and reliability of the Impreza WRX as it continues to evolve and make a mark in the automotive industry.