Here’s how you can catch next-gen Subaru WRX’s debut in August

Updated Sep 16, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

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After rolling out teasers about the arrival of the next-generation Subaru WRX, the Japanese automaker has now officially set a launch date for the new AWD sedan. The all-new 2022 Subaru WRX will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show happening on August 19, 2021.

Subaru has been discreet in revealing important details regarding the updates on the next-gen model. However, one can expect that the new Subaru WRX model will still bear the brand’s all-wheel-drive system, a turbocharged flat-four engine, and a sporty compact sedan styling that has become the model’s trademark.

Based on previous teaser photos, the next-gen Subaru WRX will still be designed with its signature hood scoop that gives it a high-performance look. Complement that with its dual exhaust tips on the rear end and the black trims on the wheel arches that provide an aggressive finish, and you have a sporty compact sedan that looks like it’s ready to take any challenges on the road.

2022 Subaru WRX silhouette

The new Subaru WRX

Under the hood, the upcoming 2022 model is expected to be powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, replacing the current WRX’s 2.0-liter Boxer gasoline engine. The new engine is capable of generating 260 and 376 Nm of torque. Although it gets eight less horsepower, it benefits from an additional 26 Nm of torque.

2022 Subaru WRX rear view

It gets sporty treatments

Meanwhile, reports suggest that the new STI version of the Subaru WRX will be able to produce 400 hp. And since the standard WRX will be out this August 2021, one can expect that the new and sportier STI version of the model will be released within the year as well.

2022 Subaru WRX launch

Catch the new WRX's debut on August 19

Subaru will host the live stream of the 2022 WRX’s world premiere next month, revealing the upgrades to the next-gen model’s engine, suspension, styling, and more. If you’re interested,  you can visit Subaru’s official website to sign up and receive the latest updates firsthand. On the other hand, Subaru Philippines has previously confirmed that the next-gen WRX will make its local debut within the first half of 2022.

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Subaru WRX
The new Subaru WRX is an acclaimed sporty sedan based on the Japanese car manufacturer’s other model, the Subaru Impreza. Subaru Corporation used “WRX” in ode to the World Rally eXperimental, a championship match where this model usually participates. This legendary vehicle is fiercely styled with modern details inside and out. Its core is trained to compete but can be tamed for daily use. Two variants are available in the Philippines: the Subaru WRX 2.0 MT and the Subaru WRX 2.0 CVT with Eyesight. It is offered in Dark Metallic Grey, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal Pearl White, Crystal Black Silica, Lapis Blue Pearl, WR Blue Pearl, and Pure Red.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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