Subaru WRX

A new generation of exhilaration is here!

Subaru WRX

W R X. No three letters stir the same desire. These three letters have been forged in the dust, the mud and the snow of rally courses around the world.

Roaring onto the scene, the Subaru WRX has risen to cult status, fuelled by the passion that comes from pure performance and heart-pumping adrenaline. It has been revered by thrill-seeking motorsports enthusiasts, while its performance has been more than matched by advanced features usually reserved for vehicles with a luxury price tag.​ ​For generations now the Subaru WRX has featured in car magazines, video games, and taken pride of place in garages all over Australia.

The iconic Subaru WRX set the benchmark against which all other performance cars are judged, driving infatuation amongst those who own one and striking envy and desire in those who don’t.

2023 ushers in the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX range, coming in more ways than one. Available in Sedan, and for the first time an exhilarating, heart racing Sportswagon. The Subaru WRX range continues to deliver on the core promise of adrenaline-pumping fun and thrills, packaged in a super-safe, robust and solidly-engineered chassis and body, that continues to set the global trend for affordable performance.

The dawn of a new era begins, one of pure passion and thrilling performance. Set to get pulses racing and stir desire deep within, a new generation of exhilaration begins.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

Technology

Dialled to 11

Infotainment in the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX has been dialled up to 11 – literally. Featuring a seriously sophisticated high-tech infotainment unit – with an 11.6” tablet-like touchscreen and Sports instrument cluster with Multi-Information Display. Sink into re-designed sport seats with powered and heated front seats*on selected variants. This is what the WRX commitment to performance delivers when applied to every single detail - inside and out.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

Be entertained

Be entertained

Sophisticated infotainment system with 11.6" LCD touchscreen. All Subaru WRX variants feature Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity1, digital radio (DAB+)2 and Bluetooth®3 wireless connectivity.

Subaru WRX AWD tS shown 1. Compatible Apple® or Android™ device required

2. Digital radio reception not available in all areas

3. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. System operation is subject to the Bluetooth® wireless technology specifications of individual’s phone

Feel the premium sound

Feel the premium sound

Subaru WRX AWD RS and WRX AWD tS sedan variants feature the premium Harman Kardon®1 audio system, with 10 speakers and the largest additional subwoofer available in a Subaru to date. Offering you the powerful and deep bass we know you love.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

1. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated

Sat Nav to lead the way

Sat Nav to lead the way

Get from A to B faster, and more efficiently, with satellite navigation1.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD shown

1. Satellite Navigation not available on Subaru WRX AWD and WRX Sportswagon AWD variants

Load me up

Load me up

Arms fully loaded, enjoy the convenience of a powered tailgate1 with hands-free badge sensor.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown 1. Powered tailgate with hands-free sensors available on the Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD GT and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS

Safety

License for thrills

The All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX gives you a license for thrills thanks to peace of mind afforded by the cutting-edge safety technology of EyeSight® Driver Assist system available on Sport Lineartronic® transmission variants. The advanced Subaru Vision Assist technology and Driver Monitoring System* on selected variants provides enhanced safety, plus the front passenger seat cushion SRS* airbags for added peace of mind protection.

Great power: tick.

Great responsibility: tick.

Driver Monitoring System

Driver Monitoring System

Subaru tackles driver distraction and fatigue with a Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus (DMS)1on select variants. This innovative system constantly monitors the driver's attention to help reduce the chance of accidents. The advanced DMS1ses near infrared LEDs and a camera to recognise when the driver’s attention is waning or if they are showing signs of drowsiness. An alert will then warn the driver, reminding them to refocus on the road ahead.

The system's intelligent facial recognition can identify five separate drivers and then automatically personalise the cabin to their preferences – adjusting the climate control and Multi-Information Display (MID) unit screen. Selected variants also automatically adjust the driver's seat and door mirror position2. While the Subaru WRX AWD tS and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS have the added feature of Drive Mode Select memory function.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

1. Driver Monitoring System (DMS) not available on Subaru WRX AWD standard manual and Sport Lineartronic® transmission. Driver Monitoring System performance and capability dependent on environmental and technical conditions. Refer to Owner's Manual for full details.

2. Auto door mirror adjustment and Auto driver seat adjustment only available on Subaru WRX AWD RS Sport Lineartronic®, WRX AWD tS Sport Lineartronic®, WRX Sportswagon AWD GT and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS.

EyeSight®Driver Assist

EyeSight®Driver Assist

The latest generation EyeSight® Driver Assist1system is a world-renowned preventative safety system, that uses high resolution stereo colour cameras that can recognise potential dangers and obstacles ahead. Now even more attentive, the range of features provide warnings, plus braking and steering intervention that is designed to help reduce driver burden, prevent accidents and save lives.

Latest features on Subaru WRX include Lane Centring Function that works with Adaptive Cruise Control to provide assistance to maintain position in the detected lane. Speed Sign Recognition which displays the detected speed limit for the driver, while the Intelligent Speed Limiter can automatically set the speed limiter to detected limit. Other features also include Autonomous Emergency Steering and Emergency Lane Keep Assist.

Other primary functions include - Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Departure Prevention and Lane Sway Warning.

1. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist is equipped to all Subaru WRX variants featuring a Sport Lineartronic® transmission only

Subaru's Vision Assist

Subaru's Vision Assist

A smart driving companion to have on your side, Subaru's Vision Assist uses radar technology and embedded cameras to detect vehicles and obstacles you can't see – giving drivers a greater awareness of the world around them. Vision Assist is fitted as standard and when combined with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technologyon selected variants it empowers drivers with a sixth sense to support preventative safety.

1. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist is equipped to all Subaru WRX variants featuring a Sport Lineartronic® transmission only

Maximum Visibility

Maximum Visibility

Part of Subaru's primary safety philosophy includes maximising driver visibility which informed the design of the Subaru WRX, with improvements to the visibility around the A-pillar and C-pillar blind spots. This helps drivers to detect potential dangers quickly and easily, especially when driving around tight corners or navigating busy carparks.

And while Subaru can't control every variable on the road, the inclusion of eight SRS1 airbags in the Subaru WRX, including the front passenger seat cushion airbag, can help reduce the possibility of serious injury in the event of a serious accident.

1. SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts

Subaru Global Platform

Subaru Global Platform

Subaru WRX in underpinned by the carefully engineered body structure and Subaru Global Platform, including the ring-shaped passenger safety cell that cocoons occupants and has been designed to absorb and direct the impact of a collision around the cabin, rather than through it. While the chassis structure has been engineered to include crushable zones, absorbing collision energy to effectively protect passengers.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for tenacious grip

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for tenacious grip

One of the core performance features of the Subaru WRX has always been Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Refined through decades of rally experience, this configuration delivers innate balance from the ground up while driving optimal engine power to all four wheels for enhanced traction on all types of surfaces. With simultaneous power distribution Subaru WRX boasts twice the grip capacity, compared to conventional vehicles, resulting in better balance, stability and superior handling confidence. While the EyeSight® Driver Assist system1, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) features a range of stability and braking technologies which step in to help maintain driver and passenger safety.

Want to learn more about Subaru's AWD? Check out this article from one Subaru's ambassador, Molly Taylor.

1. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist is equipped to all Subaru WRX variants featuring a Sport Lineartronic® transmission only

Preventing accidents

Preventing accidents

Subaru's Preventative Safety principle strives to prevent accidents by detecting potential dangers on the road in advance and acting accordingly using our suite of advanced safety technologies. A combination of front and side cameras1, and a reversing camera, are constantly on the look out to help keep you safe on the road, to reduce blind spots and to also protect pedestrians.

1. Front View Monitor and Side View Monitor not available on Subaru WRX AWD manual or Sport Lineartronic® and WRX Sportswagon AWD

Specs & Features

Animal Magnetism

From the world stage, to city streets, Subaru WRX exudes animal magnetism at every turn. Every curve, contour, gap and angle has been revisited and trimmed to the millimetre. Accentuated by the iconic bonnet scoop, the designed silhouette is more distinctive and athletic. Seductive LED ‘switchback’ headlights slice through the night, offsetting the striking grille and distinctive, sporty wheels.

Bolstered, more aggressive design cues command respect – including muscular wheel arches and side fenders, plus a rear spoiler that clinches the motor sport aesthetic. Inside luxurious Ultrasuede® seat trim graces the seats on Subaru WRX AWD RS, Subaru WRX AWD tS and Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown

Wagon flexibility

Wagon flexibility

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD offers the ultimate in flexibility with a 40:20:40 rear seat split setup to maximise cargo space. Plus a rear seat arm rest, drink holders in the doors and handy shopping bag hooks/cargo hooks add to the convenience.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

Alloy attraction

Alloy attraction

Striking 18" alloy wheels, loaded with attitude feature across the entire Subaru WRX range.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown

Seat of power

Seat of power

You'll be sitting pretty with 8-way power seating for driver and front passenger1, with dual memory function on Subaru WRX AWD RS and Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD GT.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown

1. Heated front and passenger seats not available on Subaru WRX AWD manual, WRX AWD Sport Lineartronic® and WRX Sportswagon AWD.

Fully charged

Fully charged

Convenient USB charging ports for both front and back passengers1 to keep devices fully loaded.

1. USB charging points for rear passengers is not available on the Subaru WRX AWD and Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD variants.

Easy cruising

Easy cruising

Adaptive Cruise Control, a feature of Subaru's EyeSightt® Driver Assist system1, maintains the speed set by the driver and also regulates the vehicle's speed to maintain a sufficient distance from the car in front when in motion. Braking and monitoring technologies automatically regulate vehicle speed in line with the traffic flow.

Whilst manual transmission variants2 are equipped with Cruise Control.

1. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist is equipped to all Subaru WRX variants featuring a Sport Lineartronic® transmission only

2. Cruise Control available in the Subaru WRX AWD and WRX AWD RS manual transmission variants only

Performance

Performance from tip-to-tail

Born of a legend and built on three decades of innovation, the All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX is the most thrilling yet in the storied history of the iconic WRX. Performance enhancements start with increased power, courtesy of a 2.4-litre direct injected turbocharged horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, while the ultra-low centre of gravity and improved* power-to-weight ratio support dynamic stability and acceleration. The designed body also delivers a chassis boasting increased rigidity for improved* overall control, steering response and cornering ability.

The introduction of the Subaru Performance Transmission, you truly have to feel it to believe the true sports car acceleration and efficiency that it has to offer.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown

Subaru Performance Transmission

Subaru Performance Transmission

With its sports-inspired agility and intimidating engine power, the Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD boasts the 8-speed Subaru Performance Transmission, while it is also available on select sedan variants, which encompasses the Sport Lineartronic® gearbox, Variable Torque Distribution and Sports Shifting Control.

Delivering approximately 30% faster upshifts and approximately 50% faster downshifts, the Subaru Performance Transmission features an upgraded, more aggressive shift logic with a quicker and smarter response to driver input so every trip can be more fun and engaging.​

Heart and soul

Heart and soul

The heart and soul of Subaru WRX owes its vitality to the iconic turbocharged horizontally-opposed Boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Designed to sit lower and flatter in the engine bay than traditional engines, Boxer’s unique design delivers less noise and vibration to the cabin, while the lowered centre of gravity improves stability, cornering and traction with the road.

Aerodynamic efficiency

Aerodynamic efficiency

The Subaru WRX AWD design goes beyond just looks, by adding improved aerodynamics. By controlling the flow of air around and through the vehicle, the engineers were able to create a WRX which exhibits reduced lift, resulting in improved steering feel for the driver, as well as greater vehicle stability.

Drive it your way

Drive it your way

Unrivalled driver control is delivered via the distinctive 3-mode Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)1, and Drive Mode Select2 on selected variants, which give the driver integrated control over key vehicle systems. This powerful combination delivers vehicle stability and driver control, with tailored steering response characteristics, dynamic handling and exhilarating torque.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown

1. SI-Drive not available on Subaru WRX AWD manual and WRX AWD RS manual

2. Drive Mode Select only available on Subaru WRX AWD tS and WRX Sportswagon AWD tS

Accurate suspension

Accurate suspension

The WRX pushes its razor-sharp handling even further with its upgraded, retuned suspension. Cornering, steering balance, and stability all feel and perform better than ever thanks to upgraded dampers, a stiffer chassis, and high-performance tyres.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD tS shown

Manual transmission

Manual transmission

For those who love that 'hands on' driving feel, the 2.4-litre Boxer engine is paired with a thrilling 6-speed manual transmission1 on select sedan variants.

Subaru WRX AWD RS shown 1. 6-speed manual transmission on Subaru WRX AWD and WRX AWD RS only

Accessorises

Accessorise your WRX

Unabashed WRX style takes this dynamic duo to new levels, with rally-bred accessories for both sedan and Sportswagon variants.

Ramp-up versatility with practical accessories Sportswagon drivers will love, or build your dream machine with the customised WRX accessories.

Subaru WRX Sportswagon AWD GT and WRX AWD tS shown with optional Subaru accessories sold separately

Overseas model shown. All images indicative only.

Need to Know More?

Give the Key Subaru Sales Team a call at Townsville - 07 4727 7000 or Enquire Online.