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.