Subaru just unveiled the 2017 Impreza, . If you’re waiting for a new WRX or STI, you’ll have to be patient for few years more. As the latest report sais, a WRX with new design won’t abe able until 2019 or 2020.
Australia’s Motoring said that a senior engineer at Subaru stopped rumors of a 2018 WRX
Australia’s Motoring said that a senior engineer at Subaru stopped rumors of a 2018 WRX. “The WRX will have a facelift soon, not a full model cycle, because the new model just launched in 2015,” he said. “The full model cycle will be about four or five years, and that’s when you’ll see a full model.”
The way he said it, the iproblem isn’t in how much the turning out a new WRX costs. It’s the matter of time it takes for developing a new model. “You can’t shorten that production cycle,” he said. “There’s many things to consider such as durability testing and likewise. It’s not as simple as taking the turbo engine out of one car and presto, off you go.”
The good news is that he said the this WRX at the moment will be refreshed soon. He said to Subaru “would love to have the WRX on the new platform, because the car would be a lot better . . . but the 2018 will be a facelift only.”
Precisely what that refresh will require, he didn’t say. However, we’re expecting little bit more power and refined bodywork. Nothing too much. But we’ll take whatever we can get until 2020 for a new WRX. when it’s coming.