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New Subaru WRX coming in 2014 as a completely separate model from the Impreza

 New Subaru WRX coming in 2014 as a completely separate model from the Impreza
2010 Subaru (Impreza) WRX STI Concept - FUN. Excitement. FANTASTIC!

The Subaru WRX will come as an entirely new sport coupe with an STI variant with WRC ambitions

Subaru will be introducing the next WRX in 2014 as an entirely separate model from the Impreza range.

The WRX will become a sport coupe of its own with a very different design from the new Impreza. The two models will continue to share a platform but the upcoming WRX will have a shortened wheelbase for better handling.

Says a Subaru source to Motor Trend:

"The first thing you must understand about our all-new WRX is that we have developed it from the ground up to win in motorsports events. That's why we have focused so heavily on weight issues, not to mention a shorter wheelbase that permits faster, more precise turn-in. Marry that to our proven AWD system, and we think we have a winner."

The WRX will also feature a variant STI upon which a future WRC rally car will be based - a competition which Subaru plans to return to.

The standard 2014 Subaru WRX will likely feature a 1.6 liter turbocharged boxer unit with around 270 PS (199 kW / 266 bhp), although Subaru is also working on a twin-charged supercharger system.

The WRX STI variant will feature that same powerplant setup dialed up to around the 304 PS (224 kW / 300 bhp) mark for a true WRC-linked road rager.

Check out the source link below to see Motor Trend's rendering.

Special thanks to WCF member DdW for the rendering!

Source: Motor Trend

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Comments (24)

 KheirFrancis KheirFrancis
thats hot to death, pure fire
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November 29, 2012 3:35 am
 DanielWatkins DanielWatkins
They should make a hybrid WRX and BRZ. All the models for that matter. Don't change the engine but add a small Li battery pack and an inline electric motor between the engine and transmission. More MPGs
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May 1, 2012 11:38 pm
 swifthead swifthead
Subaru should build the SVX again, with 3.0L Boxer-6 and twin turbo setup, with AWD and more than 500hp....just add the sleek design and you have a gorgeous car!
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July 17, 2011 8:07 am
 sensei sensei
OK, this trend needs to stop. People loved the Skyline GTR because it was an affordable "super car" that could seat 4. Then, Nissan makes the GTR a separate car pricing it out of the hands of a large number of people. Now, Subaru wants to follow the same path. These cars have a following because they are accessible to people who aren't uberrich douchebags. I see a bad direction Japanese cars taking away from their roots.
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July 17, 2011 3:09 am
 xLumino xLumino
300hp+ for a 1.6T is impressive for a streetcar. I want to test it. The Design might be a great prove. I hope Subaru see this ;)
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July 16, 2011 4:58 am
 Douglas6250 Douglas6250
That means it would be a 1.6 T with no torque vectoring ?
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July 15, 2011 10:31 pm
 vilivo vilivo
We have a lot of highly intelectual people here, witing to get patted on the back, for getting what an artists rendering means...
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July 15, 2011 2:41 pm
 Subaru_Freak Subaru_Freak
There can be no end of the world now in 2012, because I have to see this all-new SUBARU. :)
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July 15, 2011 1:51 pm
 LoSt180 LoSt180
Personally I think "Artist Rendering" should be printed in bold across the picture. That or don't post a picture with the article. Too many people comment "that's hideous!" when in reality we have no idea what a future car may look like. Just my 2cents.
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July 15, 2011 1:49 pm
 Subaru_Freak Subaru_Freak
YES! Finally some good news from Subaru. I knew that I can't lose faith in them and I didn't.
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July 15, 2011 1:43 pm
 TRDartz TRDartz
I sure hope Subaru makes a come back to WRC !
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July 15, 2011 12:47 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
Street cars born of race cars are always hood news!
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July 15, 2011 12:35 pm
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
it's strange the prototype of the new generation of the SUBARU IMPREZA
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July 15, 2011 12:35 pm
 Speed_lite Speed_lite
It's a Honda Civic all day long
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July 15, 2011 12:09 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
This is brilliant news! As a huge fan of Subarus, it's great to see Subaru returning to the WRC and possibly making a successor to the Impreza 22B.
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July 15, 2011 12:00 pm
 blaksabb blaksabb
LOL, nice 2006 Cobalt SS!
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July 15, 2011 11:52 am
 DdW DdW
Hey Alex, no prob! Feel free to use my renders anytime.
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July 15, 2011 11:34 am
 autoficianado autoficianado
looks like Scion/Accord coupe clone
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July 15, 2011 10:43 am
 MICHAELswain MICHAELswain
looks great I think
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July 15, 2011 10:40 am
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
hope thats not an official photo. reminds me a bit of the new 2012 ford focus. :S not very nice looking. i miss the look of the 2004 WRX STI :(
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July 15, 2011 10:19 am