Subaru has released a teaser image of the new Subaru WRX, revealing its styling will be close to the WRX Concept shown earlier this year
11 November 2013

The Subaru WRX will be unveiled at the LA motor show. The new model is expected to follow the saloon-like lines of the WRX Concept from the New York motor show earlier this year.

Subaru describes the WRX as “Subaru's iconic AWD performance model”, as the firm attempts to reassert itself as a performance brand.

It is not yet known whether the WRX will be imported into the UK; small sales volumes and an unfavourable exchange rate means profits will be low, even if it is positioned as a brand-builder. Subaru is keen to point out that the show car is in "US specification".

The teaser image suggests the Subaru WRX will feature similar styling cues as the WRX Concept. That model had a muscular appearance, and was similar in size to the last WRX saloon.

The WRX will feature Subaru’s trademark bonnet scoop and large cooling vents in the front bumper. However the 20in alloy wheels and carbonfibre roof fitted to the WRX Concept are unlikely to make production.

Alongside the debut of the WRX, Subaru plans a new design concept for the LA show. On the same day but at the Tokyo motor show, Subaru will unveil its Levorg concept.

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11 November 2013
It won't come to the UK because Subaru UK are too greedy. Subaru UK have effectively killed off the WRX and STi as a buying option. They've already stated their goals firstly to change Subaru in to the equivalent of Audi. But when that failed (apparently you need to do more work than just stating that as a goal) they're now stating that Subaru is an SUV company. Yes, that's right, Subaru is an SUV company. No saloons, no hatcth backs, just big boxy 4x4s. Although I can't quite figure this out as I'm struggling to think of the last time I seen a huge SUV and though - there goes another of those Subarus. There's only two ways you'll see the new WRX in the UK. Firstly if someone imports one themselves, and secondly if Subaru Japan does the right thing and sack Subaru UK.

11 November 2013
@symanski, not quite. Check the Subaru website, and theres the BRZ, XV, legacy, outback and forester. Although new Subaru's are very rare on the ground. Probably more to do with the number of available dealerships, promoting the product.

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11 November 2013
[quote=kcrally]@symanski, not quite. Check the Subaru website, and theres the BRZ, XV, legacy, outback and forester. Although new Subaru's are very rare on the ground. Probably more to do with the number of available dealerships, promoting the product.[/quote] I got a flyer in from Subaru UK today. It's got the XV, Forester and Outback. Not the Legacy or BRZ. Or even an Impreza. You're suggesting that I look at their website. I suggest that you have a look at other European Subaru websites such as www.subaru.de where they have a few extra models over what we get here!

11 November 2013
they put a bigger fuel tank in it...and upgrade the low rent plastic interior.

JJ

12 November 2013
Aussie media has previously reported that Subaru are struggling to supply RHD markets, need another facotry somewhere convenient, and are more interested in succeeding in the States...

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