|The all-new Subaru WRX today came out of the woodwork at the Los Angeles Auto show. Themed “Pure Power in Your Control”. the new Subaru WRX boasts a higher order of absolute speed and driving excitement than its predecessors.|
Exterior-wise, the new WRX’s front end gets the familiar Subaru hexagonal grille, a nose cone design and an intrepid-shaped headlights. An extended bottom end on the A-piilar by 200mm, front fender ducts, sharp side sill spoilers and the C-pillar with flowing silhouette dominate the side of the car. From the rear, it’s all about the diffuser-integrated bumper and twin dual mufflers; not forgetting the specially designed rear combination lights, a shark fin antenna and a smaller rear spoiler. Two new body colors are available for the new Subaru WRX, in Blue Pearl and Crystal White Pearl, while the dark gun metal 17-inch wheels completes the package.
New Subaru WRX inherits the racing elements and WRX racing image on the inside
On the inside, the new Subaru WRX has a newly designed driver’s seat that matches the cockpit scheme. Important interior highlights include the sporty D-shaped steering wheel, a WRX-emblem gear lever (manual version), carbon trim panels, metal trim accents, and dual dial layout meters and a 3.5-inch LCD display with aluminium rings. The interior is solid black from roof to floor, bringing the whole interior together and allowing the driver to concentrate on driving. Red is used throughout on stitching and meters in homage to the WRX racing image. As a turbocharged car, the WRX isn’t missing the boost pressure display either.
New Subaru WRX’s 2.0-liter Horizontally Opposed direct injection turbo DIT powerplant
A 2.0-liter Horizontally-Opposed direct injection turbo “DIT” engine, paired to a 6-speed manual Sport Lineartronic transmission, powers the new Subaru WRX to 268 hp at 5,600 rpm and almost 350 Nm of torque between 2,000-5,000 rpm. Equipped with a Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel drive) system built around Subaru’s Boxer engine, the WRX is the symbol of Subaru AWD sport performance. Ever since the first model hit the streets back in 1992, the WRX has been a global phenom. from sports car enthusiasts as a distinctive sports sedan combining impressive sport performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan.
As an able four-door performance, the new WRX receives more rigid body and suspension with optimized geometry settings to tackle any corners effectively. In addition, Multi-mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and Active Torque Vectoring have been added for even more predictable, more enjoyable driving.
Active and Passive safety features included for the new lighter and more rigid WRX are the VDC, the customary ABS and so forth, the high tensile steel plating with strengthened joints, collision-absorbing structure for the hood and bulkhead, and collision-absorbing materials.
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