MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today
announced the unveiling of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT at the 2013 New York
International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The design
concept hints at the design language of the next generation WRX with a
focus on sharp handling, All-Wheel Drive grip and turbo power.
The bold and muscular design emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip
in a more agile and athletic form. The SUBARU WRX CONCEPT blends the
WRX's famous power and road-holding prowess with an even greater focus
on sharp handling, steering and communicative chassis. To further
improve handling dynamics, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a
carbon-fibre roof to enhance the already low centre of gravity and
Considerably lower, sleeker and wider, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT delivers
even more street presence than previous generations of the WRX. The new
grille design is larger and bolder and sets off the classic WRX hood
scoop. A pronounced power bulge provides clearance for the new
turbocharged engine and intercooler. A prominent hexagonal grille form
and deep lower valences with air intakes are designed to enhance
aerodynamics, add downforce and aid engine cooling.
The three dimensional mesh pattern of the grille denotes the
performance-driven nature of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT and sets the Subaru
star cluster apart, while the new hawk-eye headlights integrate the
Subaru design heritage.
A sharp character line runs from the front corner through to the
taillights, intersected by the boldly flared wheel arches emphasizing
Subaru's AWD system. The compact cabin greenhouse draws attention to
the power and solidity of the body and focuses attention on the wide
stance that provides a visual link between the body and chassis.
The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille
and features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear
spoiler. The distinctive wide rear bumper of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT
adds to the powerful street presence of the car and is offset by large
quad tailpipes denoting the powerful turbocharged engine. The
aggressive rear diffuser improves vehicle aerodynamics.
The all-new SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a new paint color, WR Blue Pearl
III, which modernizes the iconic WRX look. Fluorescent Yellow is used
as an accent on the WRX badge on the front grille, the brake calipers
and the exhaust tip finishers, adding character notes to the design.
Filling out the broad fenders are BBS "RI-D" One Piece Forged Duralumin
wheels, featuring 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tires with an exclusive tread
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
Image with caption: " The Subaru WRX Concept, shown at the NYIAS (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130328_C8420_PHOTO_EN_24900.jpg
Image with caption: "The Subaru WRX Concept, shown at the NYIAS (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130328_C8420_PHOTO_EN_24902.jpg
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
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Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak
Media Relations, Quebec Region