Published on March 30th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Subaru Shows An Aggressive Impreza WRX Car
Subaru has gone to some length to separate the WRX from its previous mundane platform-mate, the Subaru Impreza. In 2012, Subaru dropped the Impreza name from the WRX and introduced an all-new Impreza. Thanks to Subaru’s WRX Concept, revealed this morning at the New York Auto Show, we now know what the next-generation WRX is likely to look like. Subaru isn’t calling the concept “near production,” instead saying that it “hints at the design language of the next generation WRX.” It’s clear from the concept that Subaru is looking to distance its performance line even further from the Impreza. The WRX Concept’s styling is meant to convey a sense of power and presence, using key design cues like a more prominent grille, hawk-eye headlights and a larger power bulge and intake on the hood. The WRX Concept is lower and wider than the current WRX sedan, too. To save weight and lower the center of gravity, the concept wears a carbon fiber roof, while a revised lower front fascia helps to reduce front-end lift and improve engine cooling. At the rear, the WRX Concept carries over the hexagonal design theme seen in the front grille while debuting a boot lid with an integrated rear spoiler. The rear fascia gives no doubt about the car’s intention, and it’s clearly the least-understated design seen on the new car. The massive quad exhaust outlets are already attention-grabbing. This WRX comes with a new shade of “WR Blue Pearl III” paint.