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The Next Subaru WRX Will Be a Sedan, Will Play in Dirt


Subaru says it will show off the next version of its rally-inspired WRX at the New York International Auto Show in August.

While we don’t know a whole lot about the new WRX, a teaser image the automaker released verifies its sedan body style will carry over. It also confirms the new WRX will want to play in the dirt.

What’s most surprising is the greenhouse — the glass area as well as the roof and roof pillars — don’t match the current Subaru Impreza sedan. The WRX has long been closely related to the Impreza, but it’s possible the new model will have its own body. Traditionally the WRX has trailed its sibling by a year or so, though it’s possible the new WRX may also be the first version of the next-generation Impreza.

Additionally, if we squint closely, it looks like the automaker’s Eyesight collision-avoidance tech makes an appearance at the top of the windshield. Currently, Subaru only offers EyeSight in models with automatic transmissions, and the vast majority of WRXs sold are equipped with manual gearboxes. It’s not likely the manual transmission will go away from Subaru’s highest-performance model, so perhaps Subaru has figured out a way to make EyeSight work with a stick shift and a clutch pedal. See Subaru WRX models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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