2022 Subaru WRX: finally official photos…

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Let me start by saying this could have been much worse.
I am actually pleasantly surprised by the new 2022 Subaru WRX. The early teasers made it look like a previous generation Corolla. 
While it is still a rather conservative 3 box design, Subaru did a good job at making the whole thing very muscular-looking. 
Yes, there is a bunch of plastic crap everywhere that was absent from the previous generation. But actually less than other current Subaru designs. I know it might be blasphemous, but I think the plastic trim around the wheel arches works here. Kind of…
Sure, the front-end rear ends have tons of that plastic stuff, but for some reason, it seems OK to me.
Power is pretty much the same as before, with 271HP from a 2.4 Liter Turbo.
The interior is similar to what Subaru has been doing for a couple of years. Although it looks very, very busy everywhere, with tons of shapes and various trims, it seems of higher quality.
I have never been a fan of these small super-powerful “old-looking ” sedans. (often driven by under-experienced/over aggressive drivers) But this one somehow does look much more attractive to me. And maybe a good sign for future, more mainstream Subaru designs. 


Conversation 6 comments

  1. They're a little late to the party with this new variant. Impreza's current design is already out of style.

  2. That rear bumper has got to go. Hideous. I wonder if those black plastic wheel arches will come off so owners can make their own "wide body" versions with aftermarket wheel arches.

    And we are getting to the point where the screens are too large, consuming controls that would be better left analog.

  3. I can't believe anyone would find that interior attractive.

    It's way too busy. And really cheap looking.

    This is a huge fail for Subaru.

  4. I'm beginning to resent Subaru for the public disservice they're performing by releasing these visually abusive vehicles upon the public. I thought that Wilderness wagon was bad but this unleashes a new level of ugly and poor taste. I'll almost feel bad for the weekend triathlete IT guys that buy this throbbing mess as they burble whoosh down suburban parkways.

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