We’ve known since 2017 what the new 2022 Subaru WRX would look like. It’s a dead ringer for the Viziv Performance Concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year, right down to its relative proportions and character lines. Which is cool, right? Reality often fails to live up to fantasy, so it’s a welcome change when an automaker knows all along almost exactly what it wants to deliver to the buying public.
The 2022 Subaru WRX is the fifth generation of the company’s famous rally-racing-inspired all-wheel-drive compact sedan, and Subaru wanted to start over. Not so much to redo everything but rather to evolve and mature the 2022 WRX. It appears to have accomplished its mission thanks to a new, larger-displacement engine; stouter underpinnings; and a list of improvements and expansions that include a new sporty GT trim.
WRX fans will be pleased to see the new engine’s displacement increase, only to put on a big frowny face when they learn the unit’s output. Subaru, however, claims the numbers don’t tell the whole story. (Speaking of stories, be sure to check out our First Ride review of the 2022 WRX.)
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.