A batch of limited edition Subaru WRX Premium, Subaru WRX STI and Subaru BRZ models will arrive in Australia from October with an eye-catching new colour known as Hyper Blue.
There will be 300 limited edition Subaru sports models going on sale in Australia consisting of: 200 WRX Premium with the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission; 50 WRX STI Premium with the manual transmission; and 50 BRZs with the option pack (including leather/Alcantara front seats with heating), in auto and manual. NOTE: US models pictured.
There’s no word yet on what the price impact – if any – will be. Subaru recently announced new pricing for the 2016 WRX and WRX STI, while the BRZ remains priced at $37,150 driveaway.
There may be a slight premium on those cars and while nothing is confirmed at this stage, these versions may come with unique wheels as well as the bright blue hue.
Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior said the “very distinctive hue” will be a “very rare opportunity” for buyers.
“We feel that like many other of our special edition colours in the past, these vehicles will be keenly sought after in the years to come,” he said.
“There’s always massive interest in our sports special edition versions. Combine that with their proven track record of excellent retained value, and you have every reason to get the blues,” Senior said.
The brand claims sales of the WRX and WRX STI are up 7.7 per cent year-to-date, which puts the current model “on a par with the late 1990s heyday of the Mark 1 originals”.
Stay tuned for more on the 2016 Subaru WRX and 2016 Subaru WRX STI.