Will it be the last generation Subaru WRX with a gasoline engine? The answer is yes
the 2022 Subaru WRX is a good value right now, and now might be the best time to buy one before Subaru Corporation drops the 2.4-liter WRX with a gas engine. Subaru announced last week the ramp-up of all-electric vehicles and the construction of a new electric vehicle factory in Japan by 2027.
They also said they would build new hybrid and electric vehicles on its current production line within five years. Subaru will begin offering e-Boxers (hybrid models) in the United States, including Forester, Outback, Ascent, Impreza, Legacy, and possibly WRX models.
The Japanese automaker is now switching to hybrid technology and will now manufacture more all-electric vehicles. The current-generation Subaru WRX might be the last sports car with a gasoline-only powertrain. We expect Subaru to use hybrid technology developed with Toyota in the WRX over the next five years.
In April, Subaru of America only sold 1,497 WRX and WRX STI models as they ran out of 2021 year sports cars, and the 2022 WRX is now arriving in US showrooms.
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The fifth-generation 2022 WRX will remain popular with sports car enthusiasts, but performance enthusiasts won’t have the most powerful STI. Subaru of America and Subaru Technica International are no exception and are currently testing a new 1073 horsepower Rallycross sports car. See full details here.
Since 2021 STI models have disappeared from retailers, the best way to buy a 2021 WRX STI will now be to find someone who has lost their job, changed families or needs to withdraw from their payment. rent. A low-mileage STI will jump in value and could become a collector’s car and rank among the best investments.
Will the 2022 Subaru WRX also increase in value?
The 2021 Subaru WRX could be sought after like the 2021 STI. Performance enthusiasts can still buy the next-gen 2022 WRX, and the fourth-generation model will still retain its value, just not like the STI.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru WRX?
Subaru raised the 2022 WRX by $550 on April 26, 2022. The 2022 WRX 6-speed manual trim level starts at $30,600. WRX with Subaru Performance Transmission (SPT) is $32,450, WRX Premium 6-speed manual is $33,100, WRX Premium SPT is $35,150, WRX Limited 6-speed manual is $37,490, the WRX Limited SPT is $39,740 and the WRX GT is $43,390. Price includes destination and delivery charges ($995).
When will Subaru ditch the gas-powered WRX?
We expect Subaru Corporation to phase out the WRX’s 2.4-liter gasoline engine within the next five years. Subaru will likely offer a hybrid WRX first, then develop all-new all-electric WRX and WRX STI models in the late 2020s.
The fifth-generation Subaru WRX with a 2.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine won’t be around much longer, maybe two to five years before it’s discontinued. The STI with a turbocharged gasoline engine is gone, and the WRX will follow. Stay tuned.
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