Subaru WRX reacher 50,000 sales in Asutralia

Subaru’s WRX, a cult car that has had a long and illustrious history has just passed the 50,000 sales mark in Australia.

WRX gen 1, 50,000 WRX sold in Australia.Launched locally in 1994, the turbocharged All-Wheel Drive affectionately known as “Rex”, stunned early adopters with its ideal balance of adrenaline pumping fun, all-paw ability and engineering quality.

WRX is a cornerstone of Subaru’s performance stable that includes its even more potent cousin, the rally-bred WRX STI, and the BRZ coupe.


It became a rally champion with names such as Possum Bourne, Cody Crocker and Molly Taylor all winning many rallies in the famous Blue colour.

Current generation ‘Rex is the biggest seller to date and the fact that there are WRX Clubs meeting regularly across Australia is proof of its enduring appeal.

WRX gen 2 v.2, 50,000 WRX sold in Australia.

Originally previewed at the 1993 Sydney Motor Show, Impreza WRX launched with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine, producing 155 Kilowatts and 270 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm.

The current model featuring a 2.5 litre turbocharged engine that produces 197 kW of power at 5,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 2,400-5,200 rpm

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Now in the twilight of its fourth generation, WRX continues to appeal to a loyal audience that is eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the new model during 2021.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.