Australians are the luckiest of all. After all, the new Subaru WRX for them will be not only a sedan, but also a station wagon. The WRX Sportswagon will hit the local market in the second quarter of 2022, and unlike the four-door, it will be available exclusively with a CVT. Otherwise, the station wagon literally repeats the sedan: here is the same “turbo” 2.4, all-wheel drive VTD and optional mechatronics control system Drive Mode Select.
Since the new Subaru WRX is largely unified with the “second” Levorg, the WRX Sportswagon (aka WRX-GTB for New Zealand) was developed by simply crossing two models. The power unit of the five-door is completely borrowed from the sedan. It consists of a 2.4 turbo four with a capacity of 275 forces and 350 Nm of torque and a Subaru Performance transmission – this is how the Sport Lineartronic variator and all-wheel drive Variable Torque Distribution are now called, distributing traction between the axles in a ratio of 45:55.
The list of equipment does not differ from the sedan either. The WRX Sportswagon station wagon received LED headlights with C-shaped running lights, sports seats, 18-inch wheels, an EyeSight safety complex and a Drive Mode Select mechatronics system. The latter will only be available on select versions of the WRX Sportswagon, most likely with the GT prefix. The SI-Drive preset switch will also be saved.
Interestingly, the current WRX never had a five-door variant. But it was in the first two generations of its predecessor, the Impreza WRX. The usual Levorg is still deprived of the “charged” version, while the V-Sport modification, which is not inferior in temperament to the WRX Sportswagon, was offered for the first generation car. Such station wagons came with a two-liter FA20 turbo engine, tuned to deliver 296 forces and 400 Nm of torque.
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