Subaru Impreza WRX widens body for 2011

Subaru Impreza WRX widens body for 2011

The new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has been upgraded for the latest model year, and has picked up the same widebody design as the high-performance STI verision. The new widebody look will become standard on both the WRX sedan and hatch making for a more aggressive look. The official unveiling will be at next month’s New York Auto Show.

Front and rear tracks have been widened by 38mm, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17 inch wheels and tyres should amount to improved grip in the 2011 model. The standard wheels are now 17’s and are fitted with chunky 235 mm rubber. The extra width does result in a weight increase of around 15kg over the outgoing 2010 model.

The drivetrain has been left unchanged remaining at 195kW and 343 Nm of torque coming from the car’s 2.5-litre turbocharged engine. Subaru’s trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive system naturally remains as standard, as does a viscous coupling locking center differential.

Inside, all WRX models are equipped with aluminum-alloy pedal covers, sports bucket seats, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and iPod/USB connectivity.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX should find it’s way to NZ in the final quarter of 2010.

The new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX has been upgraded for the latest model year, and has picked up the same widebody design as the high-performance STI verision. The new widebody look will become standard on both the WRX sedan and hatch making for a more aggressive look. The official unveiling will be at next month’s New York Auto Show.

Front and rear tracks have been widened by 38mm, firmer rear subframe bushings and wider 17 inch wheels and tyres should amount to improved grip in the 2011 model. The standard wheels are now 17’s and are fitted with chunky 235 mm rubber. The extra width does result in a weight increase of around 15kg over the outgoing 2010 model.

The drivetrain has been left unchanged remaining at 195kW and 343 Nm of torque coming from the car’s 2.5-litre turbocharged engine. Subaru’s trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive system naturally remains as standard, as does a viscous coupling locking center differential.

Inside, all WRX models are equipped with aluminum-alloy pedal covers, sports bucket seats, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and iPod/USB connectivity.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX should find it’s way to NZ in the final quarter of 2010.

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