Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:37pm
The approaching announcement of an all-new Subaru WRX is an event to be viewed with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Exciting stuff: sideways gravel antics; still comes with a manual; almost surely will have more power! Worrying stuff: almost certainly not going to look like the attractive concepts; and what if Subaru messes things up?
The WRX is, indeed, Subaru’s ball to drop. The current generation now being wound down is most definitely a star in Subaru’s constellation. From its inception, sales have been steady. It was the generation that carried on rally-style performance for the road as the arch-rival Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was killed off. It brought both broader appeal and sharper performance to the badge. As the VA-chassis WRX takes its final bows, here’s a look back at the breed.
Posted Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:20pm
Subaru will jump into the electric vehicle fray next year with a crossover co-developed with Toyota Motor Corp. alongside Toyota’s new bZ4X. Meanwhile, the brand will continue to expand its trim offerings with a dedicated Wilderness line to bolster its off-road lineup, which begins this year with the Outback and will come soon to the Forester, Crosstrek and Ascent.
Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 9:21pm
The cynics among us thought the Subaru BRZ and its near identical Toyota twin, the GT 86, were doomed. Launched in 2013, these compact, lightweight, and modestly powered rear-drivers enjoyed agile handling and easy chuckability. They left us smitten, even if they seemed increasingly out of step as the years passed while the world tripped out on mega-horsepower and 23-inch wheel and tire combos. Mercifully, the world isn’t as SUV-minded… Read More →
Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 10:17pm
Subaru’s Impreza WRX was born from rally, and the brand owes a large chunk of its motorsport history to one man – Noriyuki Koseki. He’s one of a few key people who helped create Subaru Technica International (STI) – the brand’s motorsport division. Even before he helped develop world-beating road and race Subarus, he was racing them on his own time and money. In the late 1960s, Koseki founded a… Read More →
Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:43pm
The 2022 WRX is nearly upon us, and Subaru is whetting everyone’s appetite with a couple of photos and a short teaser video full of quick cuts of the sport sedan drifting about, mostly obscured by dust. There’s simply no other way to tease a new WRX. As you’d suspect we never get a clear look at the car in the clip, which you can see in full on Subaru’s… Read More →
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