With a brand new FA-series 2.0-litre DIT boxer engine to boast, the Subaru WRX arrives in Malaysia with 268 horses and 350Nm of torque under its hood. Shifting duties are taken care by an all-new CVT-type automatic, which should appeal to a broader base of customers now that there is no clutch pedal to work with.
The new mill promises more fuel efficiency, and of course, more power than the outgoing 2.0-litre mill. And just like any Subaru available here, the sports sedan comes equipped with a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, which ingeniously distributes torque to all four wheels for maximum traction.
On to the exterior, and the most identifiable trait of the WRX Sedan is its lacking large rear wing as seen on the hotter STI variant - in place of this, the WRX gets a boot-lid spoiler. 17-inch alloy wheels are also spec-ed for this, while most of the other body panels and fitments are shared.
The interior of the WRX Sedan most notably features fabric sport seats in the front with red stitching, a 2-DIN audio system with six speakers (Bluetooth, AUX, USB, CD), aluminium pedals, keyless ignition and entry, a rear-view camera and paddle shifters to manage the eight virtual ratios you get from the CVT-type automatic. For performance, the WRX Sedan gets an enhanced version of the Active Torque Vectoring system on its front axle, while the SI-DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent DRIVE) powertrain management system lets drivers choose between three driving modes: Intelligent, Sport, Sport Sharp.
The WRX starts from RM238k while the full-blooded WRX STI stats from RM279k
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- Body Type: Sedan
- Transmission: Automatic/Manual
- Engine Capacity: 1998 cc - 2457 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 209,729 - RM 292,187
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