Tokyo, March 29, 2013 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, unveiled the“SUBARU WRX CONCEPT” today at the New York International Auto Show (Press day: March 27 and 28; Opento the public from March 29 through April 7, 2013).
The Subaru WRX is known for its powerful turbo engine delivering abundant performance and torque distributionthrough Subaru’s renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. This combination allows all drivers to feelconfident and in control in any kind of driving condition.
The all-new SUBARU WRX CONCEPT hints at the designlanguage of the next generation Subaru WRX. Theaggressive design communicates its increased agility and driving excitement.
*Front design emphasizes the aggressiveness of the WRX with depth and solidity that give the concept car astable stance. A prominent hexagonal grille with the three dimensional mesh patterns denotes the sporting natureof the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT, while the new hawk-eye headlights integrate the Subaru family designheritage.
*The all-new SUBARU WRX CONCEPT is lower, sleeker with a more powerful design than before. A largeopening in the front bumper, a classic WRX hood scoop, fender ducts and pronounced power bulge denotethepowerful turbocharged engine performance.
*The body form starting from the iconic hexagonal grille, combined with the bold fender flares, realizes a soliddesign that embodies the strong driving performanceof the WRX.
*The compact cabin greenhouse draws attention to thepower and solidity of the body and focuses attention to thelarge wheel arches. The wide wheel arches are the central design theme in a side view. A sharp character lineruns from the front fender through to the rear-end,intersected by powerful wheel arches emphasizing Subaru’srenowned AWD capability.
*The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved trunklid that also acts as a rear spoiler.
*The wide rear bumper of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT addsto the powerful street presence of the car and isoff-set by large quad tailpipes denoting the powerful turbocharged engine. The aggressive rear diffuser improvesvehicles aerodynamics.
*To further enhance handling dynamics, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a carbon roof for a lower centerof gravity and lighter weight.
*The exterior color is “WR Blue Pearl III” and modernizes the traditional WRX look. Fluorescent Yellowis usedas an accent on the WRX badge on the front grille,the brake calipers and the exhaust finisher, addingcharacternotes to the design.
*The 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tire has an exclusive designtread pattern. The wheels are BBS “RI-D” One PieceForged Duralumin wheels.
*Body size (Overall Length x Width x Height): (4,520X 1,890 X 1,390 mm), Wheelbase: (2,760 mm)This lower and wider silhouette represents the progressive WRX sedan form.