2015 Subaru WRX Leaked Before LA Debut

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The image above is getting rotation today as a leaked picture of the 2015 Subaru WRX.

Subaru plans to debut the car next week during the L.A. Auto Show, although details about the car are remaining under wraps for now. The image above features the same paint and wheel colors as a teaser image released by Subaru shortly before the leaked image hit Facebook. That is, assuming this is a legitimate image of the car and not an artist rendering gathering too much attention.

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There’s a rumor that Subaru is dropping the hatchback version to offer its turbocharged funmobile exclusively as a sedan. Expect a turbo version of the 2.0-liter four cylinder found in the BRZ under the hood. With a turbo, that engine makes 250 hp in the Forester XT, but that figure will climb for the WRX. In its outgoing generation, the car makes 265 hp. In Japan, the engine already makes 296 hp, so expect something around there.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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  • GoFastOrGoHome GoFastOrGoHome on Nov 12, 2013

    not gonna lie...300hp is a little disappointing. I know the engine will probably be tunable/easily moddable to mich more than that, but with all the advancements in engine technology the last few years I feel like Subaru's turbo engines have been left in the dust. Even GM had a 300HP turbo'ed 4cyl engine in 2006...and they were anything but known for 4cyl turbos.