2016 Subaru WRX 2.0-Litre Turbocharged Boxer Engine Named as Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016

  • Subaru's 2.0-litre turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine found in the WRX scores spot on Wards' list for the second consecutive year.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is proud to announce that the 2.0-litre turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine, found in the 2016 Subaru WRX, secures a coveted spot on Wards 10 Best Engines for 2016. This is the second consecutive year that this engine is being recognized by WardsAuto.

The 2016 Subaru WRX is equipped with a high-performance 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine. Producing 268 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb. ft. of torque from 2,000 to 5,200 rpm, the 2016 Subaru WRX has an extremely linear power supply while keeping an eye on efficiency. The 2016 Subaru WRX is capable of achieving fuel economy scores of 11.3 L/100 km in city driving conditions, and 8.4 L/100 km in highway driving.

"Recognized for the second straight year, the 2016 Subaru WRX 2.0-litre turbocharged engine continues to impress and surpasses even the newest technology on the market," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Not only does the 2016 Subaru WRX have a performance-driven and efficient engine, but it's also a practical offering, with a starting price at $29,995 and availability with either a 6-speed manual transmission or optional Sport Lineartronic CVT."

The Subaru WRX / STI model line has witnessed impressive growth in Canada throughout 2015. Year to date, the model has grown sales by 17 percent with a total of 2,904 vehicle sales.

Each year WardsAuto editors set out to compare the ten winners from the previous year with the all-new or significantly improved offerings on the market. The editors score each engine after a test drive, basing their results on horsepower, torque, comparative specifications, noise attenuation, fuel economy and the application of new technology. To be considered, the vehicle entered must also have a base price below $61,000.

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 90 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

For further information: Julie Lychak, (905) 568-4959, jlychak@subaru.ca; Daniel Ponzini, (905) 568-4959, dponzini@subaru.ca; Amyot Bachand, Media Relations, Quebec Region, (514) 691-9276, abachand@subaru.ca


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