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Subaru WRX Concept unleashed at 2013 New York Auto Show

By SYF77 on 31 Mar 2013

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Subaru has unveiled the WRX Concept at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The concept adopts a sloping roofline which is commonly known as a 'four-door coupe' body style. Together with the huge wheel arches and powerful body lines, we can guess that the next WRX is going to have a distinct identity, distancing itself from the regular Impreza.

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The direction that the new WRX is heading is confirmed by Toshiro Masuda, Senior General Manager of Subaru Product and Portfolio Planning. According to Masuda, it's more like 'they share a blueprint' than one is a hot version of the other. This is similar to Nissan's decision to separate the GT-R model from the Skyline name.

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The concept measures 4,521mm long by 1,990mm wide by 1,389mm tall, making it slightly shorter, lower and wider than the current Impreza. The concept wears 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in 245/40Z R20 Dunlop rubber. According to Subaru, the car features a carbon fibre roof to lower the center of gravity and to reduce weight. A prominent rear diffuser and distinct C-shaped taillights enhances the WRX's own identity.

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The powerplant for the next generation WRX will be a derivative of the 2.0-litre, direct-injected flat-four found in the BRZ. No further power train details have been confirmed by Subaru.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Coolpica Mar 31 2013 11:37 AM
Looks so desirable! Nice efforts from Subaru
Jamesc Mar 31 2013 02:37 PM
Looks like a 4 door new Kia Koup
Member69 Mar 31 2013 04:16 PM
looks alot better than kia koup.
JJ_JJ Mar 31 2013 05:45 PM
Unfortunately, production version is always not as enticing as the conceptual version most of the time. Otherwise, IMO this WRX is hitherto the nicest one as compared to its predecessors.
Monxtre Mar 31 2013 06:53 PM
They finally got the design right !
Turboflat4 Mar 31 2013 09:20 PM
If they make it exactly (and I mean exactly) like that, I'm going to trade in my Porsche and make my username mean something again.
Royho1979 Apr 01 2013 09:11 AM
Wow... An attractive 4 Dr Jap car.. Thats a rarity! Hmmm... I am inclined to believe the sleekness of the BRZ is due to Subaru ..
JaydenSTI Apr 01 2013 11:25 AM
very nicely done overall~~~ but the GTR wannabe like exhaust is so non original......
VellfireS Apr 01 2013 05:18 PM
sigh.. now ah beng cannot up normal impreza to rex liao..
Hamburger Apr 01 2013 07:36 PM
the most fierce looking wrx till date
Droolkid Apr 20 2013 01:09 PM
20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in 245/40Z R20 Dunlop rubber.whahaha...fierce!
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