Looks rarely tell the whole story. We'll admit to being a bit let down by the Subaru WRX and its rather conservative appearance - where were the gold wheels and the spoilers? Hatchback? World Rally Blue? But after seeing it in this video and hearing that signature, throaty growl while this red example drifts and slides around dirt roads, we're starting to get more excited.

While the growl is the main reason for watching the clip below (you should do that now), Subaru has also thrown in some information about the improved suspension, and increased power. Learn along with us, below.


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      thedriveatfive
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok wheres the wagon / hatch?
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        Its in Japan called the Levorg and it comes with 296hp and so far, we are not getting it in the states or europe :(
      radam
      • 1 Year Ago
      This video hits all the right notes... Until the WRX gets close enough to see well. Even for a WRX, it's slabby and flat out bad looking. Hard to make a business case for a dedicated platform. Well done beancounters!
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      The WRX will sell well and will still be an all-weather, daily-driver useable performance value. HOWEVER... By going with such a conservative final product after showing such a dramatic and stunning concept, they inherently screwed themselves by disappointing BOTH subie fans and people who were potential WRX customers but had been put off by some of the exterior and interior styling quirks what a shame.
      Jelli Tomás
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was prepared to abandon my GTI/Golf R ways - but... NO HATCHBACK???!!!!??? and it looks like an impreza with a body kit - how could they so totally abandon such an awesome prototype??!!??! Granted, the motor and high tech suspension will be great, but not driving a dog!
      DyanRucar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will this sedan-only decision help or hinder their sales? Levorg wagon (or Cross Sport) or bust!
      BKdroid
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is so much about this that disappoints me. For one, it's a travesty that a WRX is now styled so derivative that it could be confused with a corolla. That seems so far from what a WRX should be, or is expected to be. Also, I was very close to buying a WRX hatchback because of the added utility and at least the hint of justification as an every-day hauler for the family. With only a sedan available, it's lost that small plus that can put it in the win column for the family-man.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think there is some hope that the wagon will reappear. They already have the Levorg which is almost exactly a WRX wagon. In fact it even comes with more power at a reported 296hp. SUBARU PLEASE PLEASE GIVE US THIS WAGON!!! images below http://wpmedia.driving.ca/2013/11/img_5592.jpg?w=800&h=520&crop=1 http://www.auto-power-girl.com/high-resolution-wallpapers/2013-subaru-levorg-concept/2013-subaru-levorg-concept-14.jpg http://blog.caranddriver.com/subarus-levorg-prototype-is-the-2015-wrx-wagon-of-your-dreams-2013-tokyo-auto-show/
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it quite a bit, but then again I have always liked the WRX. I really really really hope the 5 door comes back cause that is the one I want. I would really like to purchase a new car within the next 2 years. The #1 reason I didn't buy a WRX last time around was the interior and this looks to finally be about on par with the the other cars in the class. The other question is will I have lost any of my TDI love by then? Newer diesel cars coming to market get me excited in ways I can't explain. All I know for sure is the car market is vastly more interesting these days when looking for a new ride. WRX, TDI, a possible CX-5 diesel or keep my current ride and buy a used Boss or even an Ecoboost 2015 Mustang. I think there are a lot of different places I could spend my money and be happy with any of them for a variety of reasons.
      Nicholas
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was hoping for less of that idiotic music and more sound from the car.
      Durishin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I so want to see this car in a different color and with light-colored wheels that look bigger than they do in black.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Marcin Madej
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see a lot of talk about looks. I feel its a nice clean look. Too many cars nowadays add idiotic chrome, gigantic front bumpers (ex the disgusting new Lexus IS). I want reliability, Subaru AWD and a fun engine. This WRX will deliver all of that. Stop crying ladies, this happens every time a new WRX is released. The STI will be overpriced as always. I'm definitely am going to the dealership once this WRX arrives to check it out and possibly purchase it.
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