Remember when we reported that Subaru was thinking of building a high-performance version of the Levorg? That just became reality after Subaru Australia revealed the first images of the 2022 WRX Sportswagon.
Set to arrive in Q2 of next year, Subaru described it as a 'wolf in sheep's clothing that combines the turbocharged performance of the WRX with the style and practicality of a wagon.
Despite having a different name, the high-performance is basically an upgraded Levorg. What makes the WRX Sportswagon different, however, is that it doesn't have the 1.8-liter turbocharged flat-four. Instead, it gets the more powerful 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine.
The result is a power output of 275 PS with 350 Nm of torque which is similar to the WRX sedan that was launched last month. Sorry manual, fans but the WRX Sportswagon is only available with the 8-speed Subaru Performance automatic transmission.
Aesthetically, the WRX Sportswagon still largely resembles the standard Levorg. But in order to make it stand out a bit more, the high-performance wagon comes with a different front bumper and new 18-inch alloy wheels.
There were no interior pictures of the WRX Sportswagon. However, Subaru did mention that it will come with the following features; a 6-inch multi-information display, sport bucket seats, and EyeSight driver assist. While not mentioned, we won't be surprised if it will also have the 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth.
With Australia being the first market to get the WRX Sportswagon, does this mean other markets will also get the high-performance wagon? Subaru said that for now, it's only exclusive to The Land Down Under. We're keeping our fingers crossed that they decide to make it available elsewhere, including the Philippines.