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Subaru WRX

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Originally a high performance version of the Subaru Impreza, starting with the 2015 model year VA series the "Impreza" name was dropped for the North American market.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Subaru Impreza page on 28 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

For the VA series WRX released in 2014 for the 2015 model year, Subaru took a different approach with the model when compared to past generations. This time, the Impreza name is dropped in all markets in which the new model is named simply as the WRX—as had been the case in North America with the previous model while in Japan, it is sold as the WRX S4. The body design also took a stronger departure from the Impreza donor model than in the past. The general WRX profile/silhouette is carried over from the Impreza, as are the front doors, trunk lid, and interior. However, the entire front end bodywork plus the rear quarter panels are unique to the WRX. The rear doors have received a subtle reskin with an upwards kink and revised character line but retain an otherwise identical shape.

This model is the first of the WRX line to deviate from the EJ-series engine. It uses the new 2.0L FA20DIT engine, which has direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger. On all previous WRXs the turbocharger was located near the right-hand side of the firewall, close to cylinder #3. With the new FA20DIT, Subaru fitted the turbocharger at the front of the car, close to the serpentine accessory belts. There is a robust aluminium skid plate that protects the underside of the turbocharger. Mounting the turbo lower in the engine bay helps reduce the car's center of gravity to 19.5 inches (Car and Driver magazine, Vol. 60, No. 3, September 2014).


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
28 March 2013Subaru WRX concept - Has Subaru finally found its cojones? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 March 2013Subaru WRX concept - Images from New York Auto Show Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 January 20142002 WRX Engine in Used Condition Now Sold at U.S. Engines Company Website OnlineGotEngines.com
30 August 20152015 Subaru WRX STI keeps streak alive at Ojibwe Forests Rally Denis Flierl, TorqueNews
31 August 2015Where JRM’s 2015 Subaru WRX STI NR4 will make first public appearance Denis Flierl, TorqueNews
13 September 2015Watch the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at Ojibwe Forests Rally in 360 degree view Denis Flierl, TorqueNews
3 April 2018Subaru WRX STi: A Valediction For A Legendary CarGeoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive


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