The All-new Subaru WRX Concept Debuts At The 2013 New York International Auto Show

The All-new Subaru WRX Concept Debuts At The 2013 New York International Auto
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- SUBARU WRX CONCEPT hints at next generation WRX design language

- Focus is on sharp handling, AWD grip and turbo power

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Subaru of America, Inc. today
unveiled the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT at the 2013 New York International Auto Show
at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The design concept hints at the design language
of the next generation WRX.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130328/PH85115)
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO)

The bold and muscular design emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip in a
more agile and athletic form. The SUBARU WRX CONCEPT blends the WRX's famous
power and road-holding prowess with an even greater focus on sharp handling,
steering and communicative chassis. To further improve handling dynamics, the
SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a carbon-fiber roof to enhance the already low
center of gravity and reduce weight.

Considerably lower, sleeker and wider, the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT delivers even
more street presence than previous generations of WRX. The new grille design
is larger and bolder and sets off the classic WRX hood scoop. A pronounced
powerbulge provides clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler.
A prominent hexagonal grille form and deep lower valences with air intakes are
designed to enhance aerodynamics, add downforce and aid engine cooling.

The three dimensional mesh pattern of the grille denotes the sporting nature
of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT and sets the Subaru star cluster apart, while the
new hawk-eye headlights integrate the Subaru family design heritage.

A sharp character line runs from the front corner through to the taillights,
intersected by the boldly flared wheel arches emphasizing the Subaru's AWD
system. The compact cabin greenhouse draws attention to the power and solidity
of the body and focuses attention to wide stance that provides a visual link
between body and chassis.

The rear design echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and
features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler. The
distinctive wide rear bumper of the SUBARU WRX CONCEPT adds to the powerful
street presence of the car and is off-set by large quad tailpipes denoting the
powerful turbocharged engine. The aggressive rear diffuser improves vehicles
aerodynamics.

The all-new SUBARU WRX CONCEPT features a new paint color, "WR Blue Pearl
III", which modernizes the iconic WRX look. Fluorescent Yellow is used as an
accent on the WRX badge on the front grille, the brake calipers and the
exhaust tip finishers, adding character notes to the design.

Filling out the broad fenders are BBS "RI-D" One Piece Forged Duralumin wheels
and featuring 245/40ZR20 Dunlop tires with an exclusive tread pattern.

Key Dimensions

(Overall Length x Width x Height): (178.0in x 74.4in x 54.7in ), Wheelbase:
(108.7 in.)

Additional images and information can be found at: media.subaru.com

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries
Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more
than 600 dealers across the United States.All Subaru products are
manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana
Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated
a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For
additional information visit www.subaru.com.



Contact: Dominick Infante
         Subaru of America, Inc.
         856-488-8615
         dinfante@subaru.com
         Jessica Tullman
         Subaru of America, Inc.
         310-352-4400
         jtullman@subaru.com

SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

Website: http://www.subaru.com
 
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