2014 Subaru WRX AUTOMATIC !!! – Autoblog – Ruge’s Subaru

18 Nov

2015 Subaru WRX leaked image

By Steven J. Ewing

Posted Nov 14th 2013

The 2015 Subaru WRX will make its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show next week – that much we know for sure. We’ll have all of the official specs very soon, but it seems Jalopnik has stumbled upon an official-looking document that spells out some of the ‘Rex’s finer details, including the availability of a continuously variable transmission.

Now, before you throw your laptops and phones out the window, know this: a proper manual transmission will still be available. Do remember, the WRX has always had an automatic option, and the move to a CVT for the 2015 model isn’t terribly surprising. According to the document, the new WRX will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four – a change from the 2.5-liter engine in the current car. Subaru also employs a 2.0T boxer engine in the Forester, where it’s mated to a CVT. What’s more, the Impreza on which the new WRX is based also uses a CVT in favor of a conventional automatic.

Jalopnik points out that the more hardcore WRX STI will use a 2.5-liter turbo-four, and will only be available with a manual transmission. Additionally, there will reportedly be a “launch edition” of the STI, painted in the car’s signature WR Blue (fingers crossed for gold wheels!).

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