Turbocharged technologies are combined in Subaru’s fourth generation WRX to produce the best handling version of the pocket-rocket icon yet, at its most competitive price ever.
WRX introduces a more responsive, fuel efficient new generation 197 Kw FA Boxer engine, featuring Direct Injection Turbocharged technology.
And for the first time in 10 years there is an auto WRX, featuring the very latest in Subaru transmission technology – an amazing paddle-shift Sport Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission with the option of a manual mode with eight-speed shifting.
WRX manual also lifts the gear count to six, with a sporty, slick stick-shifter.
An 11.5 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency has been achieved thanks to a dramatic interior upgrade and a significant lift in standard equipment levels.
Despite all the added technology and specification, the price of entry to WRX is less than when then original version launched 20 years ago – from $38 990 Manufacturer’s List Price. This means the new WRX is a $1000 saving over the superseded entrylevel model.
performance and technology do not come at the price of safety. The new model has a five-star rating for occupant safety from the highly respected and independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program. The new WRX offers a new level of handling fun thanks to symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, fully re-tuned suspension, stiffened structure, upgraded brakes, quicker steering ratio and Active Torque Vectoring.
It is also roomier inside and its entertainment system is taken to a new level on Premium variants with the introduction of a harman kardon sound system, with Fujitsu Ten head unit.
Push button start with smart key technology is also a new feature on WRX Premium.
New generation WRX is available as a sedan-only.
Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior said since introducing the WRX 20 years ago, it had become an iconic name in Australian motoring, synonymous with value for money, performance and reliability.
“Australia is the third biggest market worldwide for WRX and we have sold more than 37 600 since 1994, so it has massive appeal in this market,” Mr Senior said.
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Australia is the third biggest market worldwide for WRX