The new model – which loses the 20in alloys and lightweight carbonfibre roof of the concept – affirms Subaru’s intention to prove that it can still produce appealing performance cars.
Built on a new platform, the new WRX features a bolder front design and aggressive stance than its predecessor. The new WRX body structure makes greater use of high-tensile strength steel than the previous model and features stiffening elements at key locations.
About 80 per cent of the body panels featured on the WRX are exclusive to the model, including the bonnet, front bumpers, rear doors and quarter panels. The WRX’s trademark air scoop is now set more deeply into the bonnet to provide better forward visibility for the driver.