Sneak look at the new 2022 WRX

At the launch of their newest BRZ sports car, Subaru took the opportunity to also show the latest version of their WRX that is likely to go on sale in  Australia in the second quarter of this year.

Subaru WRX 2022 Sneak preview 2 The sedan looks less angular and less aggressive than the model it replaces but still has enough performance style features on the exterior such as the traditional air scoop bulge in the bonnet, low profile tyres and a wing on the back.

Subaru WRX 2022 Sneak preview interior

Most notable was the interior design that gets a very large infotainment screen that first appeared in their Outback. It is higher than it is wide and in this way resembles a Tesla interior screen

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The release will also see a station wagon in WRX form. Our resident artist Dean Oliver thought the new station wagon looked good; much better than the previous Levorg, the previous incarnation of a WRX engined station wagon. The Levorg was a very good car but horrible name and rather bland appearance.


Subaru WRX 2022 Sneak preview engine

Subaru’s General Manager Blair Read points out the differences and similarities between the BRZ and the WRX market.

Blair Read: “Different buyer. But some similarities in our performance enthusiasts or people that just love the expression of what their car states. There are some slight differences in the buyer demographics for both those models, but some really big commonalities between them and the types of people who can’t newsiest or really like their car to make a statement and provide again, you know, all around driving ability. And handling’s one of those.

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David Brown: The older I get and I’m more likely to progress to a BRZ

Blair Read: I wouldn’t quite say that, you know, I would come back to choice. And it all comes down to customer preference and choice.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto