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Subaru WRX: 199kW fourth-gen hero car revealed

The highly anticipated all-new Subaru WRX has made its first official public appearance at the Los Angeles auto show. The fourth-generation WRX becomes the first to fully break away from the compact Impreza to become a standalone model, and debuts a new high-performance 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, a self-shifting transmission, individual styling and a host of new technologies...

Subaru defends WRX's simplified styling, claims handling was better investment

Subaru claims that improving the handling on its all-new WRX sedan took priority over styling, with the new model's watered-down design a clear deviation on the sleek concept version glimpsed earlier this year. Subaru’s Director of Communications, Michael McHale, told CarAdvice the concept version first revealed earlier this year at the New York auto show was visually stunning, but was never intended for production...

CVT automatic transmission for all-new Subaru WRX 'delivers on response' says carmaker

The next-generation Subaru WRX will launch with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with an optional CVT automatic transmission that engineers claim will deliver a dynamic driving experience. Based on the Subaru Forester XT unit, the new transmission in the WRX – known as Sport Lineartronic CVT in Subaru-speak, differs from the standard system by offering several operating modes: Intelligent, Sport and Sport Sharp, as well as step-shifting...

All-new Subaru WRX benchmarks Porsche 911's agile handling

Subaru engineers singled out the latest Porsche 911 as its performance benchmark in its bid to substantially lift the handling prowess of the all-new, fourth-generation Subaru WRX. Speaking at a special sneak peek tech briefing of the car in LA yesterday, Subaru’s General Manager of Product, Masuo Takatsu, told CarAdvice that Subaru’s main focus with the development of the new-generation WRX was to make sure handling was “at a higher level altogether”...

Subaru WRX revealed in leaked images

Images of the all-new Subaru WRX have leaked, revealing the entire exterior design of the new-generation all-wheel-drive sports car. The front and rear three-quarter images of the red WRX appeared shortly after Subaru released a teaser image (pictured bottom) of its highly anticipated fourth-generation hero car, which will make its official public debut at next week's Los Angeles auto show...

Subaru WRX set for Oz in March; WRX STI due Q2 2014

The new-generation Subaru WRX will reach Australia in less than six months' time and be followed soon after by its hardcore WRX STI sibling. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior confirmed the all-new fourth-generation WRX would land in local showrooms in March, around two months ahead of the flagship STI that’s due in the second quarter of 2014...

Subaru WRX RS40: $44,490 limited edition is the last of its kind

The limited edition Subaru WRX RS40 has been released in Australia, marking the last of the current generation of the iconic sports car. In showrooms from the end of August, Subaru Australia says the WRX RS40 adds more than $7000 in features that pay tribute to the brand’s motorsport heritage...

2014 Subaru WRX caught at Nurburgring!

The 2014 Subaru WRX has been caught entering and testing at the Nurburgring in Germany, almost undisguised in its first-ever public sighting. Previewed as the Subaru WRX Concept at the New York auto show one month ago, the production version stays true to the concept’s design language, while reflecting the promises made by Subaru executives to CarAdvice at the show...

Subaru WRX concept: design breakdown

Subaru has released a video explaining the design elements of the Subaru WRX concept unveiled at last month's New York auto show. Subaru’s general manager of design, Osamu Namba, describes the philosophies and influences behind the Subaru WRX concept and the next 2.0-litre turbocharged WRX production car – expected to be the fastest Subaru WRX model yet...

Subaru WRX: 2.0-litre turbo sedan to be fastest-ever Rex

The next-generation Subaru WRX is less than a year away from being shown in production form, after this design concept was revealed at the 2013 New York auto show. Although Subaru was tight-lipped about specification details and timing, executives did confirm that they expect this to be the fastest-ever Subaru WRX model; that it will use a downsized 2...

Subaru WRX concept leaked

Images claiming to uncover the design of the Subaru WRX concept have leaked online ahead of the highly anticipated sports car's unveiling at the 2013 New York auto show. First seen on French website Blog Automobile, the unverified images purportedly reveal the exterior design of the new Subaru concept, giving us our first realistic impression of what to expect from the production Subaru WRX that’s set to materialise next year...