|Name||2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon|
|Engine||Turbocharged 2.4-liter Flat-4|
|Power||271 HP / 258 LB-FT|
Today’s lack of variety in station wagons means that the number of sporting choices is even lower. But, despite this, Subaru is adding to our beloved niche of models as it has announced that the new 2022 WRX will be built as a wagon. But whether it will come to America is a whole different question…
The 2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon is based on the same platform as the current WRX sedan, the Subaru Global Platform (or SGP), according to Subaru Australia on its official reveal. According to Which Car, sitting under the hood is a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-four with the same 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque as before.
The WRX Sportswagon features am 8-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead of the manual we’d love. On top of this, no interior images have yet been released, but we don’t expect much from the brand after seeing some of their latest work.
We don’t know much about the chassis of the new Sportswagon or whether the current WRX will be involved in its makeup, but The Drive has told us it’s likely to be a rebadged Levorg, although it this is true, it’s a possible that it could being active damping to the road which was first seen on the Levorg STI concept. Daydreaming? Maybe.
Because the WRX wagon’s announcement was made in Australia, it is not expected to arrive in the United States. And unfortunately, we’re not putting any money on the possibility that it could. The reason being is the expense it takes to adapt a car to left-hand-dive – it would simply be too much money for a shape of car that’s quickly losing its popularity in the States.
While we’re so happy the Audi RS6 has made it across the pond, what other estates would you love to see in the States?
Blair Read, the company’s General Manager of Subaru Australia, stated that the Sportswagon combines the WRX’s performance with the utility of a long-roof vehicle.
“The WRX is a true rally-bred vehicle that has earned an iconic status over the decades, and the all-new WRX promises to deliver a thrilling experience to drivers,” said Read.
“The WRX Sportswagon offers Australians an additional version of this performance machine with enhanced practicality for everyday use.
“The WRX Sportswagon will be a model in its own right, with both the sedan and Sportswagon featuring unique specification tailored to their respective audiences.
“We’re confident the all-new WRX and WRX Sportswagon will continue to build upon the performance model’s rich heritage as it ushers in a new era of style, technology, razor sharp handling and exhilaration.”