Subaru today released a teaser photo for the 2015 WRX, which will make its official debut later this month at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. The picture shows that the 2015 Subaru WRX will carry over much of the burly styling seen earlier this year when the WRX concept bowed at the 2013 New York auto show.
The photo shows that the nose of the 2015 Subaru WRX will feature the company's well-known polygon grille opening, swept-back headlights that mimic those on the standard Subaru Impreza, a new front fascia with a prominent black-mesh grille opening, and a creased hood with an integrated scoop that likely helps cool the car's intercooler. It's a very similar treatment to what we saw on the New York show car.
Although Subaru has so far kept details on the new performance car quiet, the 2015 Subaru WRX is expected to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer-four engine derived from the naturally aspirated engine in the BRZ sports coupe. (The new Subaru Forester XT also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-four.) Expect about 270 hp from the WRX and more than 300 hp from the eventual WRX STI variant. A six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive should remain standard. Based on our spy photos, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI sedan will also wear a giant rear wing and quad exhaust tips.
"The WRX and STI have shown in dramatic fashion how a turbocharged Boxer engine can take on much bigger competition," Subaru of America president Tom Doll said upon unveiling the WRX concept earlier this year. "This car means business… This is a car that is built for speed and control."
Full details and photos of the 2015 Subaru WRX will be released at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday, November 20.