New Subaru WRX, WRX STI and Levorg will appear at the end of 2020August 30, 2019
Earlier this week we saw an updated Subaru Impreza for the Japanese market. Pre-order books are currently open in the United States, but so far there is no sign of a WRX update. While we expect new details about the hotter version of the car to appear in the coming weeks, a new report from Japan suggests that the new generation WRX along with the new WRX STI and Levorg should appear in the second half of next year.
Accept this with a tiny bit of salt, as the BestCarWeb report does not mention any insiders, but the publication claims that the next generation WRX will finally move to the global Subaru platform that underlies the current Impreza. This should lead to significant improvements in terms of performance, which should be combined with the new smaller 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. According to the report, the output of this engine will be around 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts), and, at least initially, the WRX will only be offered with a CVT gearbox.
As for the WRX STI, BestCarWeb says it will switch to the FA20F direct injection engine. The 2.0-liter unit will work in bulk to provide 320 horsepower. (239 kW) is standard and will come exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. Visually, the performance model should be inspired by the Viziv Performance concept, and also be presented in our exclusive rendering since March of this year.
And last, but not least, the new Levorg generation is also under development, and it should adopt a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 150 hp. (112 kW). The development of the existing Subaru CVT gearbox should direct power to the wheels, providing significantly improved fuel efficiency. BestCarWeb says concept cars representing the three new Subarus should be unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
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