At the Auto Show in Los Angeles premiere has a successor to the Impreza WRX . While bringing improvements over its predecessor , we can only regret that Subaru did not use the potential of the design concept version introduced in the spring in New York. Subaru has once again proved the rule that after stylistically perfect concept comes not so compelling production model .
2014 Subaru WRX redesign
On the standard version there is little of what we saw in March 2013. when displayed WRX Concept – mainly some aerodynamic add- large louver on the hood . Reduced the point size , from 20 to 17 inches , and the car no longer gives the impression of strength , which is in the concept was very strong. However , one should not forget the 2014 WRX is not there to compete for the most beautiful design , but also to prove a racial sports car . Subaru claims that the new WRX 2014 has better handling and performance , thanks to, among other things, improved symmetrical all-wheel drive .
Improved behavior when cornering at high speeds , thanks to a new chassis and specially tuned suspension, while for a safer and better stopping and slowing built bigger and more powerful brakes. The car has a 25 mm longer wheelbase compared with the predecessor , and in this sense offers a little more comfort , were used and new interior materials , new technologies , and for the first time in the 2014 WRX models offer a premium Harman / Kardon audio system .
2014 Subaru WRX engine
Under the hood is a new 2.0 -liter turbocharged boxer engine with direct injection , with 272 hp (200 kW) and 350 Nm of torque available between 2,000 and 5,200 r / min . The engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission , while optional for the Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission with two modes Manual gear changes .The 2014 Subaru WRX is capable of 0 to 96 km / h ( 0-60 miles per hour ) speed of 5.4 s with the help of a manual gearbox , while the CVT version to achieve the same speed takes a second longer.
Price and date of start of sales WRX models are not known.