Subaru of America, Inc. has introduced the WRX, featuring new available safety technology, including a Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert system with Lane Change Assist. In addition, new STARLINK touch-screen Multimedia systems offer a significantly enhanced user experience in all models. Premium and Limited trims add new 18-inch alloy wheels and front suspension enhancements.
Subaru introduced the new-generation WRX for 2017 featuring a new wide-body sedan design and a significantly stiffer chassis that expanded performance envelope. With its 268-horsepower, 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged BOXER engine, standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, the rally-bred WRX is a performance and value benchmark in the high-performance AWD sport-compact segment. The WRX comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartronic™ CVT with manual mode.
The WRX joins other Subaru models in offering the company’s EyeSight® system, one of the highest-rated front crash prevention systems by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). EyeSight®, which is integrated with Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure warning, uses Subaru-developed stereo camera technology. Newly added to the WRX EyeSight® system is Lane Keep Assist, which uses the vehicle’s electric power steering system to help the driver keep the vehicle within its lane when driving on the highway.
The new-generation Subaru WRX marked a major evolutionary step for the rally-bred performance car that has become a global automotive icon. The stiffer chassis, larger front brakes, performance-tuned suspension and a driver-focused interior remain integral to the WRX performance character. At the same time, a roomier interior, upgraded cabin comfort and materials and a wide array of new user technologies gave the WRX a more refined feel.