Subaru is preparing an all new WRX and it is expected to debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
At the 2013 New York Auto Show which took place early this year, Subaru dropped the WRX concept (seen above), a car that attracted a lot of attention thanks to its radical styling. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the new version of the car is likely to arrive at this year’s LA Auto Show taking place this November.
The new WRX was originally expected to sit on an entirely new platform separate from the current Impreza, but Subaru confirmed to AutoGuide at the New York Auto Show that the basic underpinnings will remain shared between the two cars. Compared to the current WRX, the concept is 2.3 inches shorter in overall length, 3.7 inches wider and 3.7 inches lower.
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For power, the turbocharged 2.0-liter FA20 engine is expected to live under the hood where it will make somewhere around 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, the same power that it makes in the Japanese-market Subaru Legacy.
Subaru has also said that the new WRX is set to become “more street targeted,” rather than staying setup for off-road use, as the WRX has traditionally been known as a rally car. That probably means that the suspension will be stiffer, with less travel, providing better on road, and on-track dynamics.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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