So far, the only body style of the new 2022 Subaru WRX we know for sure will be sold in America is a four-door sedan. The turbocharged, all-wheel-drive sport compact was just redesigned, and as with the generation before it, this latest WRX is offered in wagon form elsewhere—as evidenced by the just-revealed Australian-market WRX Sportswagon.
Previously, we knew the de-facto WRX wagon sold in global markets to be the “Levorg,” a mini station wagon with the WRX’s running gear. Reach way, way back to the two-generations-removed WRX, and you’ll recall that Subaru did sell a hatchback version here in America.
We’ve reached out to Subaru about whether we can expect a left-hand-drive version of this Aussie-market WRX Sportswagon to arrive in the U.S., and are awaiting a response. Our gut instinct says the odds aren’t great, but you never know.
So, what are we missing (for now)? The same turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-four engine (making 271 hp here in America), available six-speed manual transmission, and standard all-wheel-drive setup you’ll find in the WRX sedan—only stuffed into a sleek wagon body.
Subaru also is showing the Sportswagon in a fetching monochrome paint scheme, with painted fender flares (those were shown in black plastic on the WRX sedan) and 18-inch wheels. Intriguingly, the Sportswagon has fewer SUV-aping design cues and slimmer taillights than the rather ungainly, SUV-aping sedan model. Will we get it? Time—and Subaru—will tell.
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