Ever since the Subaru WRX’s debut in the early 2000s, this rally-derived Japanese sports compact quickly earned the respect of enthusiasts making it a car that needs no introduction.
The 2018 edition of Subaru’s performance-oriented WRX features updated styling, new equipment and an array of safety features. Under its bonnet lies a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged Subaru Boxer® engine. Engine output is rated at 197 kW with 350 Nm of torque and you’ll get from 0 – 100 km/h in a claimed 6.3 seconds. Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard and the model I drove was equipped with the Sport Lineartronic® CVT transmission with SI-DRIVE and paddle shifters.