2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
Published July 13, 2012
Subaru’s already famous Impreza is about to get all that much more famous and impressive. If the Impreza were an actor it would be going for its Oscar performance in 2013. There are a lot of very impressive small sized cars packing some serious heat available on the market but, if I was sure that was the type of car I wanted, the 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX would be at the top of my dating list.
We’re talking about fairly significant cosmetic changes here. Its appearance remains faithful to Subaru but the concepts are showing more angular lines for the grille and fascia. The headlights have been redesigned in a much more aggressive appearance. With the 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Assertive is the first word to jump to mind. There is a rumor circulating that Subaru is throwing caution to the wind and the WRX will return to its purely three door hatchback roots. Also the new model is considerably larger sitting with noticeably wider stance. Subaru has made considerable changes but apparently no mistakes. This is a more mature looking car.
In the performance news Subaru is going to evolve the WRX over the next few years. Starting with a direct injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer, which implements Toyota’s DS-4 technology for the BRZ. Soon after they want to offer a direct injection turbocharged variant of the FA20 2.0-liter. Eventually Subaru wants to whittle the powertrain down to a high output four-cylinder turbo boxer for future generation Impreza WRX. It seems that Subaru engineers are determined to downsize and boost the BRZ’s FA20 2.0-liter engine all the way down to a 1.6-liter with an electrically operated turbo.
Watch for the 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX as it eats up the rally circuits over the next few years. This is the car you see frozen in rally race photos 10 feet in the air with an almost laissez fair ambience about it. Almost yawning mid-air like it’s actually showing off. But don’t look for the familiar name Impreza anymore. Subaru is apparently shaving off the name and going only with WRX. Supposedly it makes the car more approachable. Those are Subaru’s words. And for now we’ll have to be satisfied with reports and rumors and suggestions and promises because Subaru is holding their cards very close to their chest regarding the WRX. Without a doubt they know that Subaru fans around the world are holing their collective breath in anticipation for this coming model. All this hushed secrecy seems to only be building even more buzz around the car. Which is probably exactly the way Subaru wants it.
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