The 2018 Subaru WRX is a sporty sedan rally car. Quite some changes have been made from its predecessor model, the Subaru WRX 2015. The truth is that it has gone through a generational change making it better with both the exterior and interior enhanced. Notable changes include LED exterior lighting, A-Pillars, a roomy interior, improved outward visibility, aa well as a new 2.0-liter four-banger -initially was 0.5l smaller than the previous model. Although there aren’t an improvement in the unit’s power, minor exterior styling updates including improved suspension and update on the manual transmission have been done.
2018 Subaru WRX – Exterior and Interior Design
New 2018 Subaru WRX is a gorgeous car but is somehow below the widely envied WRX STI car model. Because of that, the model will not undergo modifications to give an aggressive look. The air dam has been made larger featuring an enlarged surround. The model features LED steering responsive headlights to make driving at night easy. Additionally, the 2018 Subaru WRX roof has an updated rack mounting bracket. Still, there are a number of things worth mentioning. The front radiator grille that has been redesigned with sleek but sharper points on its sides making it more open. In addition, its corner trim inserts that houses the fog lights has undergone some major changes.
The Subaru WRX 2018 interior just amazing even though the cabin remains the same, there are some slight changes. These includes a smooth and slightly curved dashboard featuring twin display and a center console with a centrally mounted shifter. The interior door grips have been redesigned making them somehow smaller and very attractive. Also, there are new high-quality interior materials. As regards technology, not much has been changed. The small TFT from the outgoing model is still featured. However, the infotainment systems have been upgraded with the touch screen enlarged from 4.3 to 5.9-inch for the entry level model. The new Subaru WRX Premium model have been fitted with a STARLINK 7.0-inch multimedia system. The this allows for a smooth navigation and even phone connectivity. The model also has heated exterior mirrors, with the Limited one fitted with new seats that featuring power lumbar adjustments.
2018 Subaru WRX – Drivetrain
The 2018 Subaru WRX is fitted with 2.0-liter Boxer engine capable of delivering 268 hp and 258-pound ft of torque. The sporty sedan’s engine is also mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The model all-wheel-drive system and an active torque vectoring. These two features are actually just standard equipment to all Subaru race cars. It’s capable of attaining 0 to 60 mph in five or six seconds and cruises at a top speed of around 155 miles per hour. the suspension and transmission system has been upgraded. The redesigned suspension system in both the front and rear was done to improve comfortability and steering stability. Additionally, the sporty sedan’s electronic power steering system has also been upgraded.
2018 Subaru WRX – Release Date and Price
The 2018 Subaru WRX will be released at the start of 2017 spring. While the price list isn’t out yet, reliable information from the industry indicates that the prices will be in somewhere between $26,695 and $28,995 for the entry-level model. The Premium model is rumored to sell between $28,995 and $30,995. Lastly, STI version will retail at $41,000.