Subaru Unveils The WRX Concept

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Subaru has unveiled the “WRX Concept” at the New York International Auto Show. The company says that the concept strongly hints at the design language of the next generation Subaru WRX and also stated that they have “increased agility and driving excitement”.

Front design emphasizes on the aggressiveness of the WRX. A prominent hexagonal grille includes three dimensional mesh patterns, while the new hawk-eye headlights integrate the Subaru family design heritage. (Uh, so is this going to be called the New Hawk-eye among enthusiasts?)

The Subaru WRX is known for its powerful turbo engine delivering abundant performance and torque distribution through Subaru’s renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. This combination allows all drivers to feel confident and in control in any kind of driving condition.

It is lower and sleeker than the current-generation WRX. A large opening in the front bumper, a classic WRX hood scoop, fender ducts and “power bulge” look like design elements borrowed from previous generations. The similarities end here: The body, starting from the iconic hexagonal grille is combined with the bolder fender flares. The compact cabin is designed to bring attention to the large wheel arches with a distinctive character line that runs from the front fender through to the rear-end, intersected by the wheel arches.

The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler. The wide rear bumper and large quad tailpipes are complimented with a rear diffuser. The concept features a carbon roof for a lower center of gravity and lighter weight.  Painted in “WR Blue Pearl III”, Subaru has fluorescent yellow accent on the WRX badge on the front grille, the brake calipers and the exhaust finisher. We think, it’s a good throw back to Colin McRae’s Group A Impreza 555.

Rubbers are 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tyres that are developed for this car. The wheels are BBS RI-D One Piece Forged Duralumin wheels. Body size (Overall Length x Width x Height): 4,520 X 1,890 X 1,390 mm, wheelbase: 2,760 mm. So it’s wider and lower than the last WRX… what say you WRX fans? Do you like it?


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