Subaru is currently busy updating its entire lineup and recently, the Japanese carmaker unveiled the new Impreza. The next-generation WRX however, is still yet to be released. So what about the current WRX model available here in the Philippines?
Well, Subaru actually gave the 2020 Subaru WRX a few updates as it is one of their strong sellers after all.
2020 Subaru WRX: Exterior Design
When it comes to looks, the Subaru performance sedan remains largely the same. It still features that iconic, functional hood scoop, which feeds air into the engine, and the sharp C-shaped daytime running lamps.
All in all, the front is still that recognizably aggressive face, while the sides and the rear still exhibit Subaru’s very rakish take on the sedan silhouette.
The large hood scoop has become the signature of the WRX and the WRX STI
In terms of size, the WRX is just in the sweet spot especially when city driving is concerned. You’re still visible to drivers around you on the road, while it isn’t a boat of a sedan. It’s a compact car after all.
2020 Subaru WRX: New Tech
What’s new to the 2020 Subaru WRX is the EyeSight safety suite. What comes aboard the 2020 WRX, however, is an updated 3.0 version, and it has some pretty neat features.
For starters, it uses a set of stereo cameras to detect obstructions on the road as well as those within your blind spot. The system also includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane sway warning, and lane departure warning.
Specific to the 3.0 Eyesight, however, is the Eyesight Assist Monitor or EAM, which comes in the form of LEDs on the windshield serving as visual cues for the driver whenever one of the many functions of the Eyesight system activates.
The interior remains to be a comfortable and well-arranged space you'd want to be in
The 3.0 Eyesight, together with the passive safety features, makes the 2020 Subaru WRX one of the safest, performance-oriented sedans in the Philippine market right now.
Note however that the CVT variant of WRX comes with the EyeSight safety suite, while the manual version does not.
2020 Subaru WRX: The same exciting performance
The currently available 2020 Subaru WRX is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 Liter Boxer-4 engine. It makes a maximum of 268 horsepower @ 5,600 RPM and 350 Nm of torque @ 5,200 RPM.
Being a Subaru, both available variants of the WRX come with the proprietary symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. And in talking about variants, there’s a 6-speed manual and a CVT.
Despite the aggressive front end, the sides and the rear of the WRX actually looks sleek
Although the CVT does come with the EyeSight, the 6-speed is still the one to get if you’re into driver feedback, and if you’re planning to do fun things driving a WRX. But then again, there’s always a more powerful WRX STI if you want real fun.
2020 Subaru WRX: Variants and Current Prices
Subaru WRX 2.0 MT
Subaru WRX 2.0 CVT w/ Eyesight
>>> Refer to Subaru Philippines price list and installment
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Know more about 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.
Cesar G.B. Miguel