The highly anticipated fifth generation all-new Subaru WRX range is now available for pre-orders.
Revealed by Subaru Australia are the first details of the iconic performance machine’s local specification, with more details to follow closer to its imminent launch.
The fifth generation Subaru WRX range will be priced from $44,990 for the WRX sedan AWD manual. The new model introduction also heralds the return of the WRX wagon body, with the WRX Sportswagon AWD automatic kicking off from $49,990. All prices exclude on-road costs.
A new completely revised Subaru-developed 2.4-litre turbocharged, horizontally-opposed Boxer engine brings enhanced performance across the range, delivering a healthy 202 kW of power at 5600rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 5,200rpm.
WRX Sedan will be available in three variants – WRX AWD, WRX AWD RS and WRX AWD tS – with both WRX AWD and WRX AWD RS offered in a choice of six-speed manual or the new Subaru Performance Transmission – Subaru’s speak for a sports-tuned CVT automatic. The range-topping WRX AWD tS is offered exclusively with Subaru Performance Transmission.
WRX Sportswagon will also be available in three variants – WRX Sportswagon AWD, WRX Sportswagon AWD GT and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS – all offered exclusively in Subaru Performance Transmission.
Newly developed specifically for the WRX range, the Subaru Performance Transmission is a CVT Lineartronic gearbox that offers automatic downshift blipping control for engaging performance and an 8-speed manual mode with “advanced shift logic”. Subaru claims the new gearbox introduces a new era of automatic transmission for the WRX, one that offers heightened engagement and performance compared to previous WRX automatics.
Inside the much-improved WRX Sedan and Sportswagon cockpit, an impressive high-res 11.6-inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system with vertical orientation allows intuitive operation similar to a smartphone or tablet. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with built-in satellite navigation standard across the range.
All WRXs feature dual zone climate control air conditioning and sports D-shaped leather steering wheel.
Every WRX comprises sports bucket seats (driver and front passenger) which keep the driver’s body firmly in place with controls within easy reach, eliminating the need to re-centre the body.
WRXs with Subaru Performance Transmission also feature Subaru’s latest generation EyeSight driver assist system, with safety technologies including, but not limited to:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Emergency lane keep assist
- Lane centring function
- Pre-collision braking system
- Pre-collision brake assist
- Pre-collision throttle management
- Autonomous emergency steering
- Speed sign recognition
- Intelligent speed limiter
Select WRX Sedan and Sportswagon variants also feature Subaru’s signature Driver Monitoring System with safety technologies such as facial recognition, distraction warning and drowsiness warning.
Top of the range tS Sedan and Sportswagon variants feature Drive Mode Select and electronic control adaptive dampers. With Drive Mode Select, the driver can choose modes that change the driving dynamics and also the ‘individual’ mode which can be customised by the driver.
Electronic control dampers add increased comfort and handling, by varying damper characteristics based on vehicle data input.
According to Subaru, the move to the Subaru Global Platform enables greater stability and directional control to offer safer cornering at higher limits. WRX’s new body has approximately 14% increase in front lateral flexural rigidity and approximately 28% increase in chassis torsional rigidity compared to previous generation WRX Sedan.
Full Australian WRX specification will be confirmed in the coming months.
Interested customers can pre-order their all-new WRX online via www.subaru.com.au/configure or through their local Subaru retailer.
2022 Subaru WRX range pricing
|WRX Range MY22 Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP)|
|WRX AWD Manual||$44,990|
|WRX AWD Sport Lineartronic||$48,990|
|WRX AWD RS Manual||$50,490|
|WRX AWD RS Sport Lineartronic||$54,490|
|WRX AWD tS Sport Lineartronic||$56,990|
|WRX Sportswagon AWD Sport Lineartronic||$49,990|
|WRX Sportswagon AWD GT Sport Lineartronic||$55,490|
|WRX Sportswagon AWD tS Sport Lineartronic||$57,990|