So, "What makes Subaru a Subaru?"
Since the Japanese car manufacturer unveiled its first model in 1954, Subaru has earned a reputation for producing some of the most rugged all-wheel-drive vehicles on the market.
The high-torque engines and all-terrain features are standard across most of its lineup.
As 2021 comes to a close, the hype is already starting over what 2022 will offer in terms of vehicles and features.
One of the company's sportier models, the 2022 Subaru WRX STI, is also one of its most highly-anticipated.
Keep reading for a sneak peek at what you can expect from this stylish ride.
What We Know About the 2022 Subaru WRX STI
The world has been waiting with bated breath for Subaru to release another WRX. And the wait is finally over.
With so much buzz surrounding the arrival of this rally-inspired compact sports car, no one's sure exactly what to expect. Rumors combined with inside intel are at least providing us with a few teasers.
From what we know, there will be two versions of this 2022 Subaru available -- the WRX and the WRX STI.
The STI is reportedly sportier than the WRX and only available in a six-speed manual transmission. The WRX will also be available in the six-speed model or a CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission).
Little else is known about the STI model but Subaru is promising a new body architecture and improved driving dynamics.
Now let's take a closer look at the few specs, and some unverified rumors, about the newest addition to the Subaru fleet.
Under the Hood
The 2022 WRX is equipped with a turbocharged 2.4-liter, flat-four-cylinder engine. The transmission boasts 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The STI model is predicted to offer more track-based equipment and up to 400 horsepower
As with all Subarus, the new WRX offers all-wheel drive. Subaru reports that the 2022 model will also offer improved handling and a smoother, more comfortable ride. One reason is the new model's low center of gravity.
Other reported features include larger breaks, grippier tires, and a stiffer suspension.
Customers can choose from 17- or 18-inch wheels with some car enthusiasts hoping the STI will showcase the iconic gold wheels.
Interior Design and Comfort
Comfort and performance go hand-in-hand when discussing highly-anticipated cars like the 2022 Subaru WRX and WRX STI.
The interior of this 2022 model doesn't stray too far from tradition. In addition to the contemporary-inspired design, buyers can expect carbon-fiber accents and red stitching.
The steering wheel has a thick trim, flat bottom, and a set of analog gauges. Subaru also included an 11.6-inch touchscreen display and infotainment system.
Drivers can access the trunk from the interior's 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
Pricing and Release Dates
Subaru isn't saying much about the price of the new 2022 WRX, but experts are predicting a slight uptick in pricing as you add certain features and upgrades.
On average, consumers can expect to pay between $30,000 for the basic model up to $40,000 for the highly-acclaimed STI.
Subaru claims the WRX will hit dealerships in 2022. While the WRX STI is expected to release around the same time, some reports suggest this version will arrive a bit later.
The Subaru WRX STI Combines Style, Speed, and Safety
Subaru is one of the leading manufacturers of all-wheel-drive vehicles.
While this isn't unique in and of itself, the fact that the sportier, race-inspired WRX also boasts all-wheel-drive is pretty impressive.
The world hasn't seen a WRX since 2014 -- and that was based on the manufacturer's Impreza model.
Now that 2022 is upon us, car lovers are waiting anxiously for the 2022 Subaru WRX and WRX STI to hit the market.
From what we know, this impressive vehicle will be the product of technology, engineering, and innovation. These are the same three principles that Element LED uses to provide linear low-voltage lighting solutions to North America.