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2022 Subaru WRX Teased Before Next Month's Reveal

Subaru has teased their next-generation WRX performance sedan, which is set to be unveiled on August 19th at the 2021 New York Auto Show. Subaru has released a couple of images previewing their latest model.

We expect the next-generation WRX to be a sedan version of the overseas Levorg performance wagon, as that was the case with the current generation. This means the WRX will add thinner headlights with new LED daytime running light signatures, updated taillights and bumpers, a larger vertical touchscreen display seen in the Legacy and Outback, and a sleeker profile. What we do know is that the 2022 WRX will separate from the Impreza sedan even more, as the current generation began that trend with a different design and release date. Previous models were essentially a faster Impreza with a high rear wing.

Performance-wise, the WRX STI will drop its dated turbocharged engine and replace it with a tuned version of the Ascent SUV's 2.4 liter flat four engine. This means the WRX could get an eight-horsepower upgrade and nineteen more pound-feet of torque, or more considering that its engine will be tuned. Motor Authority predicts that it will have around 400 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque, which would be a massive upgrade from the engine it will be based on, let alone the current WRX model.

Since August 19th is one of the show's press days, the general public won't be able to see the new WRX until the next day on the 20th. Until then, we have the teasers to tide us over for Subaru's next speedy four-door.

Source Credits: Subaru, Motor Authority, Carscoops


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