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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Gets Wide-Body
When the current generation Subaru Imprezea WRX was introduced, it left many Subie enthusiasts wanting more. While the car was good looking and performed was adequately, it lacked both the quirkiness and aggressiveness of the previously model. For 2011, Subaru intends to make amends with those disappointed WRX fans by introducing an all-new wide-body design to make the WRX look and handle a little more like its predecessor.
The updated 2011 Impreza WRX is set to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next week. It will feature a 1.5-inch increase in the front and rear track. In addition, handling should also be aided by the addition of firmer rear subframe bushings and even wider 17-inch wheels.
Powering the new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX will be the familiar 265-hp turbocharged and intercooled 2.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Other details, such as the price, have not yet been announced.
“The new wide-body designs mark another major step on the continuous evolution of the WRX to give driving enthusiasts an even more compelling all-wheel drive performance package,” said Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.
Stay tuned for the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX’s launch in New York. Expect the new WRX to hit showrooms later this year.
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