2015 Subaru WRX to Get… a CVT

2015 Subaru WRX to Get… a CVT

The 2015 Subaru WRX will no longer have a standard automatic transmission option, rather it will be a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Don’t fret WRX fans, a manual transmission is still available as an option, but the use of a CVT might be a downer for those that still consider the WRX a full-fledged sports sedan. The choice however, isn’t a surprising one considering the new WRX is based on the Impreza, which offers a CVT as the automatic transmission.

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The news comes as part of a leaked dealer document showing ordering information for both the WRX and its big brother, the STI.

The more powerful WRX STI however will only be available with a manual transmission, sticking true to the STI’s heritage as a high-performance sports car. Check back next week when the 2015 Subaru WRX makes its official debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

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[Source: Jalopnik]

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  • Shiratori1

    Yeah, the existence of an automatic option does not make a sports car any less of a sports car (saying otherwise is simply manual transmission elitist bulls#it).

  • Honest Abe

    But it’s not just an automatic… it’s a shitty CVT.

  • Lolrax

    No, if you get an automatic on your sports sedan to be “sporting” you may as well have a CVT. Its equally impure. The STI is still a Manual, so no harm here.

  • randomname

    So buy the manual, they obviously didn’t make it for you.

  • NavySeabee4

    It looks like an angry Kia rio.

  • bob

    actually its a very nice CVT