The debut of the 2015 Subaru WRX and the Legacy Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week are kind of hogging the Subaru spotlight, making it easier to forget that there is an aggressive version of the car waiting in the wings.
Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 WRX will have a turbo charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the WRX-STI will have a slightly larger 2.5 liter unit.
The WRX will be offered with a 6 speed manual and a continuously variable transmission, while the WRX-STI will be available exclusively with the DIY gearbox.
The WRX will be available with the CVT or the manual transmission, while the STI is available only with the manual Trans. The automatic option for the WRX is no longer the traditional automatic but the CVT.
It does make sense as the car is based on Impreza which already offers a CVT as the automatic option. The standard WRX is expected to have a minimum of 265 bhp (198 kW).
CVTs aren’t typically thought of as a sporty option thought they were tested in F1 for quite a while and it would be interesting to see how Subaru tunes it before the final judgment.
Three different trim levels will be available and higher end variants can be fixed with GPS navigation, keyless entry and Harman Kardon audio system.
The cars can also be equipped with an All-Weather package that includes heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer.
The 2015 Subaru WRX will be unveiled on November 20th.