Subaru to Wait Until 2020 for WRX Redesign

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Subaru Impreza lovers, you’re wait is just beginning.  If you are holding our for a new WRX or STI, you’ll have to wait until 2019 or 2020.  A senior engineer at Subaru said, “The WRX will have a facelift soon, not a full model cycle, because the new model just launched in 2015.  The full model cycle will be about four or five years, and that’s when you’ll see a full model.”

 

The delay is due to the amount of time it takes to develop a new model, and not the cost.  “You just can’t shorten that production cycle.  There’s many things to consider, such as durability testing and likewise.”

 

He did say the current WRX will get a refresh soon.  “Subaru would love to have the WRX on the new platform, because the car would be a lot better, but the 2-10 will be a facelift only.”

 

The 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Sport First Drive is also in the news. It’s the first vehicle to be built on Subaru’s new global platform, and the first to be built in North America.  It’s as flexible as it is fun to drive.  After 25 years, the vehicle has been reimaged from door pulls to the engine.  It’s all about the latest in performance.  It’s been built on a whole new chassis, which will also be found on all future models, over time.

 

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Describing The Subaru WRX

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The 4th generation model is equipped with a sharper and smarter steering. The new model is now equipped with a D-shaped steering, a wheel with smaller diameter than before.

The steering ratio of an electric power steering is 14:5:1. Moreover the bushing stiffness gearbox mount of Subaru has been increased by 230 percent.

There have been changes in WRX’s rear and front suspension as well.  Its front suspension now has stiff cross-members with the rigidity getting increased for control arm bushings, larger stabilizer bar, thicker strut cylinder, higher lateral stiffness among many other technical changes.

Its turbo has now been mounted right beneath the vehicle’s boxer engine that has led to the increase in its crank pins to 50mm from the earlier 48.

Similar boxer sound is brought again by its exhaust system but is now tuned in a better manner as a cylinder chamber has now been abolished and the inside pipe has been shortened.

There have been upgrades in its brakes from 11.6 to 12.4 inches. The thickness of the brakes in the new Subaru WRX has gone up to 30 mm from 6 mm.

All the Subaru WRX models are equipped with 17-inch wheels and though the weight of the wheels has not changes as compared to the earlier model, the rigidity has gone up by 5 percent.

Base model and the WRX premium are two of the variants from Subaru WRX for Australia. The latter is powered with extra equipment.

Some of the colors in which Subaru WRX is available are ice silver metallic, crystal white pearl, dark gray metallic and galaxy blue silica among others. In total, the car is available in 7 different colors.

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Subaru and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner To Deliver 30,000 Blankets to Those With Cancer

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During the month of June Subaru of America joined forces with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise awareness and money for cancer patients living with blood cancers through the US.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to the treatment and cure of blood cancers.  The campaign titled “Subaru Loves to Care” brought together 54 LLS chapters and 393 Subaru dealers in this effort and successfully delivered 30,000 blankets to cancer patients.

Along with the blankets, consumers who visited the participating dealerships also had the opportunity to hand write personalized notes to be delivered to local cancer patients; providing not only warmth and comfort to their physical bodies, but also for mind and spirits. In return for the notes participants received an LLS and Subaru bracelet, spreading awareness of the decease even further.

Both Thomas J. Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. and LLS president and CEO, Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro we ecstatic and overjoyed with the outcome of this campaign and hope their combined efforts inspire others.

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Performance and the Subaru WRX

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The Subaru WRX now has the ability of higher torque and power with more advanced standard equipment while charging the most reasonable entry cost. The WRX has been designed to deliver extra performance and has improved in its fuel economy by more than 11 percent.

One of the best features of Subaru WRX is the new 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected, intercooled, turbocharged aluminum-alloy, 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS). The engine makes it operate effortlessly and smoothly.

The 5-speed manual transmission of WRX’s previous model has been replaced with a new fully synchronized 6-speed manual with carbon 1st and 2nd gear synchros and Incline Start Assist. The option for an automatic version with 8 artificial gears has brought back an option for automatic transmission so that its market appeal can be widened.

As far as the brakes of the Subaru WRX are concerned, they are excessively good. Active Torque Vectoring works with the VDC applying braking power to the inside front wheel, resulting in sharper turns, neutral steering, and higher cornering limits. In fact, technically speaking, there is simply nothing incorrect with them.

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What You Need to Know Before Buying the Impreza WRX-STI: What to Look For – II

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The Subaru Impreza WRX-STI is the lightest and rawest of the entire bunch and comes with a default torque split of 35/65.

If you have seen the model that was introduced in 2005, you will agree that it resembles its 2004 model year predecessor quite a lot. Though the interior of the 2005 got revised, the all-important and signature style immobilizer still continued. However, as compared to the 2004 Subaru model, the model introduced in 205 was slightly heavier. Apart from the weight difference, both these models more or less looked identical.

Come 2006 and Subaru came up with a grille that resembled somewhat similar to an Alfa-Romeo upside down and the torque split was further moved forward to 41/59 from front to rear.

The Subaru model of 2006 was also equipped with unique front control arms made of aluminum. There are many fans of Subaru who feel that the year 2006 was the best time for both the WRX and the STI.

2007 saw the vehicle featuring taller ratios for its gears as opposed to its earlier model. There were changes made to the ECU, as well as, the wastegate actuator.

In a serious attempt before Subaru could do its changeover to a GR-chassis hatchback, the carmaker launched what it called the STI’s grown-up version that was referred to as Limited.  The name itself indicates that these care are quite rare and only around 800 of them were sold in the United States market. The Limited editions had a leather interior and greater use of sound-deafening materials. They can be regarded as the Touring editions of Subaru STIs.

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Molly Taylor Will Take Subaru’s Wheel at the Australian Rally Championship

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Renowned Australian Rally Car driver Molly Taylor has been given the responsibility to handle Subaru’s return to the Australian Rallying scene. Having been recently conferred with the CAMS Peter Brock Medal, Taylor would see through the challenge posed by WRX STI NR4 in the Australian Rally Championship this year.

The car would be prepared for the rally by the rather experienced Les Walkden operation in the Tasman land that has a long record with the Japanese automobile manufacturer.

Taylor, who happens to be the daughter of four time champion co-driver in the Australian Rally Coral Taylor, had bagged the second position in the much-touted ARC last year.

Rallying stalwart and the managing director of Subaru Australia Nick Senior affirmed that Molly Taylor was the perfect representative of the brand and she would be able to fit in as one of the fiercest competitors.

Taylor has been able to steal international limelight through her performances on the circuit. She is rated as one of the top notch woman rally drivers in the world. She is set to face a stiff competition when the heavier WRX is pitted against some of the nimbler and lighter competing vehicles.

Taylor seemed to be very excited at having gotten the opportunity to compete in one of the most awaited competitions in the rallying circuit.

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Meet the 2016 Subaru WRX, Still One of the Best Road Going Rally Cars Ever Made

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When the cars manufactured by the renowned automobile manufacturer Subaru are talked about, the first point that comes to mind is class. Particularly, if the 2016 Subaru WRX is the car in question; power, style and performance dominate the discussion.

The car is endowed with an efficient Vehicle Dynamics Control combined with Active Torque Vectoring. This makes the car have sharper response at every turn. The condition is such that every corner becomes an easy turn of the wheel.

The rather intricate balance of the car’s symmetrical all-wheel drive makes the car stable during the driving act and delivers optimum power. Consequently, the efficiency, handling and response time improve substantially.

Backed by an experience that dates back 40 years, the Subaru Boxer engine is one of the most efficient in the market. It runs smoothly and is a treat to drive. The balance is better while the relocation of power is the maximum. With a 268-horsepower turbocharged engine that can produce the maximum torque and power, the engine pumps in as much as 258-pound feet torque on a flat plateau. The total output is also higher across a bigger range.

The vehicle also has an electronic power steering meant for turn-ins. The reaction time is as small as 100 milliseconds thus handing the driver an absolute control over the cornering lines.

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Subaru SportVita Takes WRX to a More Luxurious Level

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Subaru has exciting plans for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The company will be revealing the VIZIV Future Concept car with a rugged style and an Impreza 5-Door Concept. If the thought of those concept cars haven’t given you the goosebumps yet, Subaru has announced that it will also be showcasing a WRX SporVita, which will take the sports sedan to a more luxurious level. The SporVita will be one of the most luxurious vehicles that Subaru has ever developed. Much of the focus will be in the vehicle’s cabin. Subaru collaborated with an Italian leather maker, Mario Levi, to create a two-tone brown and black leather upholstery, along with a piano black trip on the dashboard. The exterior will feature new silver-finished 18-inch alloy wheels. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood is excited for the debut of the WRX SporVita.

 

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2016 Subaru WRX Proves its Excellence in Safety

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The 2016 Subaru WRX has proven its excellence with a total of six top safety picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The WRX received the highest “Superior” rating for preventing a front end collision when utilizing the Eyesight technology. Furthermore, the vehicle received 6 of 6 points with its Eyesight system. In order to obtain that many points, the vehicle needed to earn “Good” ratings in four various tests. The tests involved high-speed collisions, rollovers, and evaluations of the how well the seats protect the driver and passenger from neck injuries. All of these ratings allowed for the 2016 Subaru WRX to receive the highest praise of being the TOP SAFETY PICK+. Pine Belt Subaru in Lakewood wants to congratulate Subaru on creating the safest vehicles on the market.

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Subaru Uses Racing Success to Appeal to Active Generation

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In recent years, Subaru has had more success in competitive racing then it has ever had. A 2015 Subaru WRX STI NBR race car achieved victory at the Nurburgring 24-hour race. This would add to the two victories that Subaru Tecnica International (STI) has already achieved in this particular class. Out of all classes in the 2015 Nurburgring 24-hour race, Subaru concluded in 18th place overall and recorded 143 laps, which are both the highest achieved in the company’s history. Subaru wants to take this winning mentality and fun driving experience to production cars. This persona will begin with the 2016 Subaru Levorg GT that was showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Expected for the European market, the Levorg GT will be powered by a 1.6-liter boxer engine that has an output of 168 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It will be equipped with enhanced safety features, an improved infotainment system, and sport-style seats. Subaru will be aiming to market to the active generations. Pine Belt Subaru is hopeful that high-performance, adventurous-style models will be introduced to the U.S. market.

 

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