2022 Subaru WRX: the next generation…
It looks like a new Subaru WRX is on its way. But, upon closer inspection, it doesn’t look ‘all-new’.
It looks like a total refresh, like the 2020 Passat or 2021 Lexus IS. Where all the outer panels are new.
The rear side doors are the only place where the glass seems new.
Or maybe, it could be that Subaru has redesigned the whole car and made it look very close to the current generation (it has happened before…)
Either way, a new WRX would mean a new Impreza is not far behind. And a new Crosstrek after that.
The Crosstrek is by far the most popular version. Seeling over 6 times more units than the WRX (and over twice as many as all other Impreza versions)
The new WRX is expected to keep its 6-speed manual. With an optional CVT.
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That looks horrible with even more front and rear overhang. They will probably just plaster a huge infotainment screen in the interior and call it good.
The current model is not that bad looking, has superior handling, and we cannot expect from Subaru attractive designs anyway. The WRX needs road noise insulation, better materials inside and fuel economy. So messing with a different grille will not do it.
The front overhang is appalling. Like something from 30 years ago.
I agree, it looks even more like a Camery now then it already did – disappointed. They should really spice things up and offer a hatchback coupe.
It looks even more like a Camery then it already did. Subaru, please stop trying to make this a sports sedan and get back to the rally roots. You have the legacy that could offer a sport model sedan. I think people are ready for a rally inspired hatchback coupe! (It would have to be bigger and better than the little Yaris)
Better fuel economy? Its a rally car, not a Primus.
Am I confused or did the WRX never move to the current Impreza platform?
Keep the 2020 body style fix road noise, make the sure the passenger seat can lower and raise just like the driver seat, offer more race type seat like the type r and top trime radio should be the base radio and put in the new engine which would be 390 hp or higher and active damper for different ride quality (comfort,sport,track) and you got a nice wrx sti
All of us REAL WRX fans really care about is getting more horsepower and from what I read, this next generation isn’t getting much of a boost at all.
You're correct in the sense that the current Impreza is on the SGP whereas the WRX remains on what's really an older Legacy chassis with a modified Impreza body.