What an abundance of wealth we have coming from Subaru so far this year. the new BRZ looks sharp and gets just enough improvement to keep things interesting, and now we’re already ready for what I think most of us really want: the Subaru WRX 2022.
Subaru is very excited to bring you its next WRX, which looks like in this grim teaser image to still be a real sedan. Subie is so excited he could barely finish two sentences before sending this official release:
Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that the all-new 2022 WRX will debut this year. Stay tuned www.subaru.com/2022-wrx for updates.
While it’s not much, navigating to this link in your browser brings up a bit more information:
Stay tuned: the all-new WRX will arrive so fast it will take your breath away.
The WRX legend receives an all new and even more exciting chapter. The world premiere of the Subaru WRX is approaching and you can watch the unveiling live. Sign up to be one of the first to experience the powerful, agile and completely redesigned WRX 2022.
There is no indication of when this unveiling will take place beyond a little later this year. All I know is that there is definitely a hood scoop on the car in the image provided.
The last time we heard about the next WRX sedan revised in February 2020, Forbes of all origins reported that the sports model STI could get a reworked FA24 engine from the Ascent SUV, possibly with hybrid power. Jalopnik contributor Bozi Tatarevic also speculated that this could happen in 2017..
The FA24 is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine, which is turbocharged to develop 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque in current Subaru Ascent, Legacy and Outback models.
Last year, Forbes asserted that Subaru was also developing a hybrid powertrain and reportedly compared a Mercedes-AMG engine, with the turbocharged 2.0-liter producing 416 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque found in the AMG A45 and CLA 45, for the next STI.
The most powerful WRX to date was the S209 341 horsepower a few years ago. Getting to 400 horsepower from there, on a WRX, would be quite a leap. All we know so far is that we’ll be seeing the regular WRX over the next six months, and I personally hope it looks at least good.