2022 Subaru WRX: Redesign Info & Release Date

Kelly Campbell
Automotive Analyst - December 14, 2020

Redesign Info

Many car enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the redesign of the largely popular WRX performance sedan. Although the current generation is only 5 years old, we expect to see the next-generation WRX for the 2022 model year.

Subaru hasn’t released any official information about what the new WRX will look like but we expect it to take many of its cues from the Subaru Levorg. This means it would build upon the current WRX’s aggressive front end and sharp body lines. Unfortunately, it isn’t likely that the sporty hatch itself will be brought over to the American market.

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We don’t expect much change under the hood as the WRX received the new 2.0-liter turbocharged FA20 BOXER motor when it was fully redesigned back in 2015. This engine is good for 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The big performance upgrade is expected to come on the more powerful WRX STI which is currently still running on the 2.5-liter turbocharged EJ25 BOXER motor from the previous generation. A report from Forbes suggests that the new STI will gain a 2.4-liter turbocharged FA24 BOXER motor that will put out over 400 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque.

We expect the new WRX to continue coming in both CVT and manual transmission options.

Pricing & Release Date

Subaru has not yet announced any information on when the new WRX will become available.

Pricing has also not been confirmed. For reference, the current WRX ranges from $28,395 to $32,99 (including destination fees).

As the veteran of this segment, it will be interesting to see how Subaru responds to new competitors such as the Volkswagen Golf R, Honda Civic Type-R, and Hyundai Veloster N.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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