Subaru teases all-new 2022 WRX

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 29, 2021 | Subaru, WRX

Photography Courtesy Subaru

Subaru confirmed that its new 2022 WRX will debut sometime this year.

Official details are light, though Subaru does have a website where you can sign up for more updates.

As far as the teaser photo goes, Subaru obscured most of the car, though we were able to pull out a few more details by playing with all the sliders in Photoshop:

And a closeup shot:

What are looking forward most to in the next-gen WRX? What are you hoping Subaru avoids?

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captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/29/21 11:14 a.m.

That short rear decklid makes it look promising for a potential liftback. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/29/21 11:19 a.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Good eye. It sure would be neat to have a hatchback again–or, dare I say it, a wagon–but I won't hold my breath.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/29/21 12:29 p.m.

Boy, I sure hope it still looks like a Corolla. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
6/29/21 12:36 p.m.

I'm curious, looking at the roofline between where the B pillar would be and the C pillar, there isn't much room and there's even less headroom. Subaru owners are loyal and responsive and Subaru is fairly rare in that they listen to them, even if it means going against what the rest of the market is doing. What I'm wondering is, if they've decided that families are no longer purchasing thr base Impreza and that the majority of wrx and sti owners rarely utilize the back seats for adults. As the rear seat space from that silhouette looks to be somewhere between child only and for insurance premiums only in size. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
6/29/21 1:34 p.m.

ugh idk - all the body and hood lines make it look like the current model. Even the mirrors at first glance look the same. 

I'm guessing Subaru will claim "+5hp from last year through a revised intake system!" "throatier sounding exhaust" "same interior as the current Crosstrek!" 

Subaru has always been the ultimate hype man that underdelivers. 

Hey guys! It’s me!
Hey guys! It’s me! UltraDork
6/29/21 1:37 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Boy, I sure hope it still looks like a Corolla. 

Essentially a bloated Corolla with awd. Should be named "Legacy", and a new, lighter chassis be named Impreza. 

Hey guys! It’s me!
Hey guys! It’s me! UltraDork
6/29/21 1:39 p.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

It'll just be a speaker piped into the cabin. 

STM317
STM317 UberDork
6/29/21 1:40 p.m.

There have been mules spotted with a liftback as well as traditional sedan:

Spied! 2022 Subaru WRX caught testing against Model 3 | Driving

Liftback:

Burlappcar: 2022 Subaru WRX: compared to the current one...

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/29/21 2:04 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Corollolololo cheeky

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
6/29/21 3:23 p.m.
STM317 said:

There have been mules spotted with a liftback as well as traditional sedan:

Spied! 2022 Subaru WRX caught testing against Model 3 | Driving

Liftback:

Burlappcar: 2022 Subaru WRX: compared to the current one...

 

Ah so it's the same as the outgoing model with 10G Civic Sedan tail lights. 

Advan046
Advan046 UltraDork
7/1/21 10:02 a.m.

I guess I am the outlier. I have an Evo8 and always liked how it looks. It didn't need big scoops and I wanted the RS version without the wing. 

The current and this next gen WRX are actually very nice, to me, in that they no longer had the garish front end. I even thought about trading in the Evo for one.....Just a passing thought though.

RX8driver
RX8driver Reader
7/3/21 8:58 a.m.

If the rumors are true and the new STI has close to 400 hp, as long as they don't go all upmarket and make it too expensive and especially if it's a hatch, I'll probably end up buying one (currently have a 2015 WRX).  Eagerly awaiting actual news and hoping that I'm not disappointed. 

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