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New York 2013: Subaru holds world premiere of WRX concept

New York 2013: Subaru holds world premiere of WRX concept image

Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Subaru Press | posted April 01, 2013 15:49

Focuses on sharp handling, AWD grip and turbo power

Subaru lets everyone have a glimpse of what the future Subaru WRX might look like with the aggressive-looking WRX concept that's on their booth at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. It hints on the design language that Subaru is planning to apply on the next generation Subaru WRX.

Finished with 'WR Blue Pearl III' paint job, the WRX concept's design emphasizes on a more aggressive car by employing several key design features like the wider and lower body, power bulge on the bonnet coupled with a large hood scoop, large hexagonal front grille, and Subaru's signature 'hawk-eye' front headlamps.

LC 200 rear

Moving on, its wide wheel arches and fender flares instantly denotes of a stable stance. Its low belt line continues all the way up to the curved trunk lid which also doubles as a rear spoiler for added stability. Subaru aims to lower both the WRX's weight and center of gravity by giving it a carbon fiber roof. To add to that, the rear diffuser and quad tailpipes will surely complete the overall look of the WRX concept.

To sum it all up, Subaru's rally racing heritage is highlighted by the use of fluorescent yellow as an accent on several parts of the vehicle like the 'WRX' badge on the front grille, brake calipers, and exhaust tips.