2015 Subaru WRX LA Auto Show

2015 Subaru WRX styling falls short Legacy Concept looks better

Subaru has unveiled the all-new 2015 WRX at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But did the new WRX get the improved styling that the Legacy Concept got?

At 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the all-new next-generation Subaru WRX made its global debut in LA. The performance car doesn't appear to have the styling that the Legacy Concept does. Did Subaru go far enough with the new styling like they did with the Legacy Concept? We knew the event would draw lots of attention, and our own Keith Griffin from Torque News grabbed these first shots from the unveiling ceremony. There were tons of media present as Tomokiko Ikada presented the new WRX at the press event. Here are the first official details.

There were a number of details revealed at the event today as the Fuji Heavy CEO addressed the large crowd. Here is what we know from the press event held at the global debut today. Ikada said the new WRX is “Power with control, and the best handling WRX ever.” The new generation performance car gets an all-new completely retuned suspension that gives it improved handling. It also receives a new Torque Vectoring System on the newly-designed chassis.

It will come with a new six-speed standard gearbox with a short-throw shifter and carbon sycro’s in first and second gear for quicker shifts. It will be available with a new Sport Lineartronic with paddle shifters for those wanting an automatic transmission.


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Wow. The teaser pics made it look great, but in these new shots it seems very bland. How is the CVT in the WRX? Do fans like it? I know the stick is great, but real rally cars haven't used stick shifts in a long time. Anyone out there drive one? I'd like to know.
Haven't driven the WRX with the CVT, but the 2014 Forester and 2013 Impreza with CVT are both great.
Lame look for sure. Legacy Concept was way better. It may be the color, but this WRX looks like a tarted up Civic, not a Subaru. :/
It looks like a damn Toyota. Oh wait I forgot, Subaru is Toyota now lol.