Subaru WRX Refresh, Not Complete Redesign, Reportedly Coming for 2018
The Subaru WRX’s most recent complete overhaul only debuted inside the 2015 product year, however fans are constantly looking forward to what’s next for the rally-bred legend. As reported by motoring.com.au, the WRX will get a mid-cycle refresh for 2018, along with a wholly completely new car won’t arrive until around 2020.
Thoughts of a brand-completely new WRX have been stirred by the debut of the completely new Subaru Global Platform that will underpins the completely new Subaru Impreza. By continuing as a derivative of the former Impreza, the WRX right now, technically, has the product-specific architecture that will had been rumored for 2015. The Global Platform will eventually underpin every Subaru, however according to an engineer quoted by Motoring, there’s not enough time to properly work the item onto a completely new WRX for 2018.
“The full product cycle will be about four or 5 years,” the unnamed source told Motoring. “2018 will be a facelift only. the item’s not the cost, however everything goes through a production cycle. You can’t shorten that will production cycle, there’s many things to consider such as durability testing along with likewise. the item’s not as simple as taking the turbo engine out of one car along with presto, off you go . . . You’re talking about complete suspension tune along using a development team. the item’s a big process.”
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that will doesn’t mean people won’t be sad about waiting until 2019 or 2020 for a completely new one. Perhaps by then, the company will have found a way to infuse the item with more power than the 268 horsepower generated by the turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four inside the WRX along with the 305 horsepower made by the turbo 2.5-liter inside the STI.
Subaru wouldn’t confirm or deny the media report.