Fans of the Subaru WRX will have to wait a little longer before the all-new model debuts.
Last month, the automaker announced that the next-generation WRX will arrive on August 19 at the 2021 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The launch was supposed to be live streamed during the annual auto show. However, the organizers of NYIAS decided to cancel the event due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
With NYIAS canceled once again, is Subaru still planning on launching the all-new WRX in the coming days? According to a report by Carscoops, the Japanese automaker has decided to postpone its launch until further notice.
Speaking to a spokesperson of the company, Subaru told the online publication that they have yet to confirm the release of both the 2022 WRX and the new Wilderness model due to the cancellation of the 2021 NYIAS.
“We have not confirmed when information about WRX or the next Wilderness model will be released due to the cancellation of NYIAS,” a Subaru spokesperson told Carscoops.
With the launch of the new WRX (and Wilderness model) put on hold, it seems Subaru is still deciding on when and how they will reveal the cars. While they could hold an online launch of their own, the automaker was originally relying on the New York International Motor Motor show to draw more attention.
So what does this mean for the all-new WRX? Unfortunately, it looks like we will have to wait for a future announcement from Subaru on the new launch date of the 2022 WRX and the new Wilderness model. We're keeping our fingers crossed it won't be too delayed.