The freedom of the internet brings us another leaked image of the all-new Subaru WRX. This image was sourced from a, Edmunds video posted to YouTube previewing the LA Auto Show. Alas, what the interwebz giveth, the interwebz taketh away and the video has since been removed.
We must thank a CarScoops reader for being quick enough to grab this image while he could. We can see that it does, sadly, match the leaked images of the WRX we saw last week. This further confirms the sexy WRX Concept was a total waste of time and that Subaru has, once again, just stuck a WRX badge on a warmed over Impreza sedan, despite hinting the WRX would be more bespoke than it has been in the past.
The official reveal of the new Rex should take place later today. But if you can’t wait for that, then the word is the 2014 WRX will use a 2.0 litre flat-four turbocharged engine offering 268hp (200kW) at 5600rpm and 350Nm at 4800rpm.
When fitted with a new 6-speed manual ‘box the WRX can reach 100km/h in 5.4 seconds, while that tome increases to 5.9 seconds with the optional CVT. A CVT? Yes, apparently so. In a WRX? Yeah, doesn’t make much sense really.
Fans of Subaru’s 2.5 litre boxer engine can take heart in the fact it will be kept for the high-performance WRX STI.