Next-Gen Subaru WRX Previewed in Advanced Tourer concept

Next-Gen Subaru WRX Previewed in Advanced Tourer concept

Remember Subaru’s Advanced Tourer concept from the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show? If not that’s probably because it was widely thought to be a window on the upcoming Legacy. Instead, it seems we were looking at the new WRX.

Subaru’s well-respected rally car split with its Impreza baby brother to sit on a new platform this year after complaints that the latest generation was too soft. Information on the latest-edition boy racer car has been difficult to find, but it seems likely that either an FA series 1.6- or 2.0-liter direct injected turbo boxer engine will make it under the hood. The 2.0 version seems like a strong candidate for the WRX variant, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Confirmation on go-fast parts aside, the WRX’s styling has always been something of hot debate. The love-it-or-leave-it beastly back wing of previous generations and the toned-down version that came after it both had styling that was anything but conservative. Now, according to sources connected to Motor Trend, we know quite a bit more about the new generation’s styling.

Heavy front-end styling influence from the Advanced Tourer will probably mean the chunkier front brake ducts and new headlights. A wider-mouth, more open grille like the one seen above will probably also work it way in. Overall, the car will likely adopt a more angular style than what we’ve seen with the current generation, with sharper hips and a more aggressive look.

GALLERY: 2011 Subaru Advanced Tourer Concept

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[Source: Motor Trend]

  • The latest-edition boy racer car has been difficult

  • Keith F

    I 100% love this car! 

  • Oh my, I so want that.

  • Blindjustice

    i’d trade my ‘2011 lexus rx350 for this in a heartbeat if i can have a 6 spd manual trans and 4.5 sec 0-60

  • Simon00

    unfortunately prototypes never land up on the road. Subaru always makes beautiful prototypes but lands up with ugly cars in the showrooms, look at the impreza 2012. Can they make a fast car that everyone wants.