A test mule for Subaru’s latest sports saloon provides burbled into view within Ann Arbor, Michigan
The last time we all spoke about a new Subaru , it concerned the new BRZ . Which isn’t arriving at the UK. Now, we need to discuss the all-new WRX, which usually, erm, isn’t coming to the united kingdom either. Sorry.
The juicy part of forbidden fruit has been papped going through testing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a Tesla Design 3 following. The camouflage clothing is still quite heavy, using the trademark bonnet stick out scoop clearly visible, we all know exactly what we’re looking at.
As for what’s on the other side of this scoop, the word from Japan publication Best Car would be that the next-gen WRX will use a brand new version of the ‘FA24’ second . 4-litre turbo engine. The particular boxer-four is currently used in the particular Ascent SUV and the ALL OF US market Outback, where it offers 257bhp at 5600rpm.
Power will be expected to rise to regarding 285bhp in the WRX, and suspect that figure will be created slightly higher in the revolution range.
Sitting down above the WRX is going to be an all-new WRX STI , with a previous report recommending it’ll extract as much as 400bhp from an FA24 type. Mercedes-AMG’s 416bhp ‘M139’ second . 0-litre turbo inline-four offers apparently been used as a standard , showing how significantly Subaru is taking the job of reclaiming lost floor from the hot hatch planet.
Hotter versions from the fifth-generation Impreza have been the long-time coming. The saloon went into production way back within 2016, with Subaru ongoing to build the fourth-gen Impreza-based WRX and WRX STI alive alongside it. The particular ‘VA’ STI may have dropped from the UK range a little while back , but it’s nevertheless very much a thing elsewhere. This is not the first time we’ve had a generational ‘overlap’, with the ‘GR’ WRX and WRX STI marketed long after the third-gen Impreza died off.
The question is, will the most recent one be worth the particular wait?