More spec and tech for 2016 WRX

More spec and tech for 2016 WRX

Subaru has introduced more specification and technology to the 2016 WRX range of sporting sedans with no price increases from the previous line-up.

Pricing remains at $48,990 for the WRX manual and $49,990 for the WRX automatic. The WRX premium manual is $53,990, with the WRX Premium automatic priced at $54,990 RRP.

The WRX STi is $59,990 with or without the spoiler option, and the WRX STi Premium is $64,990, again with or without the optional spoiler.

Powered by a 2.0-litre DOHC turbocharged Direct Injection Boxer engine producing 197 kilowatts (WRX) and 221 kilowatts (STi), the WRX and WRX STi models both provide an exhilarating drive according to Subaru.

The 2016 WRX continues to be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8 speed Sports Lineartronic Transmission (SLT), while STi comes solely with a 6-speed manual transmission.

For the 2016 model year the WRX Premium model receives new style 18-inch alloy wheels, power folding door mirror, new infotainment system with traffic and sat nav functions, blind spot detection, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, side view camera monitor, and two USB ports.

The 2016 STI Premium mirrors the WRX Premium specification with the exception of the alloy wheels.

The 2016 WRX receives the same wheel upgrade as for the WRX Premium, as well as the folding door mirrors, infotainment unit including traffic and sat nav function, and two USB ports.

For 2016 the STI receives the infotainment unit with traffic and sat nav functions, and two USB ports as part of its model year update.

Subaru says the touch screen multi-function display unit offers a single in-dash CD player featuring: AM/FM radio, MP3/WMA/iPod compatibility and six speakers. The Bluetooth® wireless technology allows WRX drivers to access hands-free mobile communication, audio streaming and voice command recognition. Also standard is an auxiliary jack, 3x USB connections and rear view reverse camera.

The Subaru WRX has had a strong history in New Zealand, developing an almost cult following since 1992 with two decades of Rally Championship titles. Its fourth generation was launched in New Zealand last year to rave reviews and this new model looks set to continue this momentum says Subaru of New Zealand.

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