Subaru's unveiled its latest concept car this week in New York. Now everyone must wonder, how much is truth, and how much is fiction.
Is this concept the next Subaru WRX?
Subaru has been teasing its customers with taste of what the next flavor the performance WRX line will come in next. At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Subaru skipped the taste testing and went straight on to a full on appetizer.
Recently, Subaru has been advancing its designs to be more aggressive and distinctive from its standard more downplayed designs. The all new Subaru BRZ and Subaru Forester update have signaled that is about to change, but many wondered what might be in store for the halo WRX brand and its up-trim performance STI package.
The new concept design is bold and looks nothing like the standard Subaru Impreza sedan, sure to be a major relief to WRX owners worried about their performance sedans being associated with Suburu's affordable economy car. It's lower, meaner, and wider then the standard model.
In fact not much is known about the new concept except that if the next generation WRX held true to the concept's dimensions, it would be four-inches wider, two-inches shorter in length, and nearly three and a half inches shorter in height.
The concept also sports a carbon-fiber roof that would also drastically lower the center of gravity to the supposedly turbocharged boxer engine that would sit under the prominent and raised hood scoop.
The general shape of the car is similar to the Subaru Advanced Tourer Hatchback concept, which may now provide insight to what a 5-door WRX might look like. However the new WRX concept has a much more prominent three dimensional mesh grille and more dynamic rear end set with quad-exhaust pipes and c-shaped tail lights all set under an integrated spoiler.
Still the design is concept only and could still prove to be just another tease in an already long wait. But it does appear that Subaru is getting closer to what the final WRX may look like. If the final model looks anything like the concept, buyers can stop worrying about what it looks like, and move on to worrying about when they can get their hands on one.