Spyshots: 2015 Subaru WRX Spotted in Heavy Camo
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Ups! Did we say Impreza WRZ? The WRX has graduated from being a suped-up normal car and is off doing its own thing now. After being previewed at the recent 2013 New York Auto Show, we expected a lot from the WRX.
This prototype was caught all the way in Germany doesn't deliver the same blow flow to the downstairs area. Compared to the Concept WRX, it's looks like a boring sedan. It's got smaller headlights, smaller grille, smaller wheels and smaller exhaust pipes. The only thing that is bigger is that rear wing, a traditional Subaru feature.
But let's hide our disappointment in the cosmetic department and focus only on what's under the bonnet. Subaru is going to use a new 2.0-liter flat-four engine, developed from the one used by the BRZ. Instead of Toyota's direct and port injection, they are going to use their own direct injection system tuned for optimum performance.
Output from this powerful yet small boxer unit is going to be 280 PS. As for weight shaving, we know a carbon fiber roof was developed for the concept and could be offered on the actual production model.
We'll find out what the Japanese have in store for us when the significantly re-engineered sports sedan makes its debut at the next Tokyo Motor Show this winter. Regardless of its production debut date, it should be sold as a 2015 model year in the US starting next summer at the latest.
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