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.