Japanese carmaker Subaru unveils the 2011 Impreza WRX at the New York Auto Show. The design lines reveal the intention of the manufacturer to close the style gaps between the STI and the WRX models. The 2011 Impreza has a wider body and a more aggressive stance compared to the conservative look of the outgoing model.
The new Impreza WRX has a wider front and rear. It is also fitted with 17-inch alloy rims matched with 235/45R17 tires. Indeed the 2011 WRX is ready to pounce on the road compared to its older sibling.
The 4-door and the hatchback versions still sport the turbocharged 2.5L engine that can give out 265 horsepower. The engine is couped with a manual gearbox with a 5-speed configuration.
The wider body resulted to additional 33 pounds but it really doesn’t affect the performance of the car. The sedan will be 6.5 inches longer and logically offers more storage space than the hatchback version.
The design team also injected sharper bumper corners, wider fog lamps that are blacked out to blend well with the new profile. Some aerodynamic features were also added like the front spoiler on the lower lip.
The new Impreza WRX is set to hit US dealerships by summer.