Subaru has an extended history of offering exciting concepts that turn out to be drab production sedans, so it should be exciting to see how the the new 2017 Subaru WRX concept model will fare against its conceptualized partners. It is expected to come with a more fashionable design as well as with a more outstanding performance than the earlier models. The 2017 WRX will be released with three trim levels, such as a base model, Premium model, and the Limited model. It will be the most performance-oriented vehicle when compared to earlier models. This is because it comes equipped with a powerful flat-four turbocharged powertrain. The sedan will have all-wheel drive system as standard and with both manual and continuously variable transmission systems.
2017 Subaru WRX Changes, Exterior
All trims come equipped with a fresh tricot or fabric headliner and mechanical up and down windows in the front. The new WRX also comes equipped with a power tilt or sliding moonroof, which allows passengers to let the sky in while they open things up on the highway. The front fascia of the vehicle comes equipped with redesigned LED headlights that offer a brighter output than conventional halogen lamps, at the same time as using less power to accomplish, and they look very cool, as well.
The new WRX comes equipped with a track-adjusted high-performance suspension system that features aggressive coil and damper rates, big front and back anti-roll bars. However, the Premium and Limited models come equipped with inverted dampers. The new vehicle will be provided with attractively designed 18-inch gray alloy wheels for Premium and Limited trims and 17-inch gray aluminum wheels for Base trim. All will be wearing high-performance summer tires for marvelous grip and control.
The rigid unibody of the 2017 WRX provides it a solid foundation for body control and assists the suspension to offer the best performance, at the same time as reducing internal noise, as well.
2017 Subaru WRX Interior
This time, the new Subaru WRX 2017 comes with loads of interior features when compared to those of the earlier models. Together with a big dosage of performance, the new model WRX comes with the passenger volume of 96 cubic feet and cargo volume of 12 cubic feet. All trims will be offered with a 60: 40-split fold-down back seatback as standard.
The instrument panel in all the models come equipped the sport-design electro-radiant gauges, offering all the day or night details clearly and sharply. It also comes equipped with a center-installed color LCD display to keep passengers up to speed.
The new WRX features the fast electric power steering feature with either a 14.3:1 or a 14.4:1 proportion for quicker turn-in and enhanced on-center feel. It reports in as modest as 100 milliseconds to the steering inputs, offering the driver exact control of turning lines.
When comes to technology, the new WRX comes equipped with the innovative SUBARU STARLINK in-car technology that delivers Smartphone amusement and communication to the dashboard, with an available seven-inch touch-screen and voice controls, mounted on the dashboard.
The STARLINK Safety associated services comprise Enhanced Roadside Assistance and an Automatic Crash Notification, which warns as an advisor in case of an emergency. In addition, the STARLINK Security and Safety package include remote services, allowing the car owners to lock or unlock their vehicle using their computer or mobile appliance.
The Bluetooth has been designed with the hands-free technology that allows passengers manage their phone and acoustic system through voice and controls, mounted on the steering wheel. Bluetooth-activated mobile phones link through the Subaru acoustic system directly.
To go with the soundtrack power to the performance, the higher end models of the new WRX come equipped with a Harman Kardon 9-speaker and amplification STARLINK multimedia acoustic system, USB port or iPod control, and a 3.5 mm auxiliary acoustic jack. It also comes equipped with the SiriusXM Satellite Radio, providing a maximum of 170 channels of sports, music, news, talk, weather, and comedy in HD quality digital sound.
Some of the safety features available with the new Subaru WRX 2017 include:
Symmetrical all-wheel drive.
Eyesight driver assist.
Smart braking systems.
Variable torque distribution AWD.
Blind spot detection.
Reverse automatic braking.
Rear cross traffic alert.
For passengers’ safety, the new WRX comes equipped with a total of 17 front airbags, as well as seven driver knee, side curtain, and front seat side pelvis or torso airbags. The advanced safety system uses a range of sensors to assist in deploying the airbags in the most efficient way possible.
The next generation Subaru WRX comes equipped with a unique turbo Boxer engine with the direct injection feature and with the displacement of 2.0 LH-4 liters. Through this 2017 Subaru WRX engine, the new sedan gets the power of 268 horses @ 5,600 rpm and the required torque of 258 lbs per foot @ 2,000 rpm. Fuel consumptions are 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
The new WRX will be equipped with the available six-speed or with an eight-speed manual Sports Lineartronic transmission systems with paddle shifters. It entirely blends the ease of a highly developed mechanical transmission with the skill to control shifts for perfect control manually.
The evenhanded design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive generates consistent stability and brings an optimal sharing of power for maximum grip. It makes for enhanced efficiency, handling, and a quicker reaction to road conditions.
The new vehicle also comes equipped with the Vehicle Dynamics Control amid Active Torque Vectoring that sharpens cornering reaction for tauter lines through every spin. It actively lessens the understeer so the peak of every corner is just a trouble-free turn of the wheel.
All trims comes equipped with the Sports Lineartronic gearbox with the SI-DRIVE feature that allows the driver to modify throttle reaction and shift styles to the situation in sight. Sport and Sports Sharp driving modes feature aggressive reaction for six-speed and eight-speed manual styles. For an improved mileage, the driver can opt for the intelligent driving mode.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Subaru WRX release date is expected to be the last quarter of 2016. Regarding pricing, the base model comes with the starting price of $26,695. The Premium model that comes with diverse wheels and a moonroof comes with the initial price of $29,815, whereas with the continuously variable gearbox it will be available with the starting price of $31,015.
When comes to the price of the Limited model, the version that comes equipped with the EyeSight improvement with the reverse auto braking feature will be available at a starting price of $31,815 whereas with the continuously variable gearbox, it will be available at $33,015.
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2017 Subaru WRX Photos