The 2015 Subaru WRX made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show with an impressive list of engineering upgrades and a fully-redesigned look that is based on the much-loved Subaru WRX concept from the 2013 New York auto show. While the car’s looks are a bit underwhelming compared to the sleeker body and sportier lines on the WRX concept, the bulbous trademark hood scoop and fearsome quad exhaust are reminders that the Subaru WRX is always about what’s underneath the sheet metal.
A brand new 268-hp 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine makes 258 lb-ft of torque, and it is mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously-variable transmission, sending the WRX to 60 mph in just over 5.0 seconds. The suspension has been tuned to reduce body roll by twenty percent, and a new all-wheel-drive platform with torque vectoring keep this rally monster planted and sure-footed in the corners.
Subaru national product manager Dominick Infante details the redesign in another clip (also below), which explores the WRX’s updated interior. Notable improvements included red-stitched seats, a thicker flat-bottom steering wheel, and more passenger space thanks to the car’s longer wheelbase.
Subaru has not released any details about the performance-oriented 2015 Subaru WRX STI, but we do know that the 2015 Subaru WRX will go on sale this upcoming spring. For now, watch the full videos below to tickle your all-wheel-drive fancy.