“Fifth” sedan Subaru WRX became related to the Levorg station wagon – DRIVE

Following the precepts of the concept Viziv Performance (2017), WRX echoes the station wagon in design Levorg… Dimensions versus predecessor: length – 4669 mm (+74), width – 1826 (+31), height – 1468 (-7), wheelbase – 2672 (+22 mm). Top tires – Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT (245/40 R18).

The Japanese have declassified the sports sedan Subaru WRX the fifth generation, which will enter the US market in 2022. Instead of revolution, there is evolution again. The 2.4 FA24 petrol turbo four produces 275 hp, 350 N • m, that is, for the Americans, the power has increased by only three forces (for us, by seven), and the torque has not changed. The “boxer” mates with a six-speed “mechanics” and a Subaru Performance Transmission CVT, which has eight virtual steps and a manual mode with paddle shifters. Symmetrical AWD all-wheel drive is equipped with thrust vectoring. There is no data on overclocking dynamics yet.

From now on, the four-door uses the platform SGP (Subaru Global Platform) with a “frame internal structure”, which seems to have improved agility and increased comfort. Both suspensions are considered independent: the front McPherson and the rear double wishbone.

The interior is familiar from the Levorg model. Surrounding the 11.6-inch portrait touchscreen are dual-zone climate control, an 11-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and aluminum pedals. The GT version is equipped with electric Recaro front seats.

The torsional rigidity of the body is increased by 28% (the front fenders are made of aluminum), while the suspension mountings are tightened by 75%, with the rear stabilizer bolted to the body, not the subframe. The new version of the WRX GT (white in the photo) “in the base” is equipped with adaptive shock absorbers with electronic control, which operate in three modes: Comfort, Normal, Sport. The two-pedal transmission is 30-50% faster than before. Prices are not disclosed. The current WRX asks for $ 27 495–32 095 (2–2.3 million rubles) in America and found 18 771 buyers in the eight months of 2021 (21 178 were sold in 2020).

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