2014 Subaru Impreza WRX: All-around performance for everyday enjoyment

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX: All-around performance for everyday enjoyment 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to 
announce the release of the 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX. With rally-bred 
performance credibility built in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and 
laps spent racing on Germany's famed Nurburgring, Subaru has learned lessons 
about high-performance engineering and applied these insights to the 
production-ready WRX. The 2014 WRX and WRX Limited are the vehicle of choice 
for driving enthusiasts who also need versatility. 
The WRX shares the wide body design first introduced on the WRX STI, 
underscoring the high-performance character of these models. The WRX 4-door 
design is based on a "wide and low" concept that gives the car an aggressive 
road presence featuring fenders that are stretched wider than the tail lamps, 
which accentuates a look of stability. 
In front, sharpened bumper corners accentuate an assertive profile. A jutting 
lip spoiler with three-dimensional detailing and blacked-out Subaru wing 
highlight the headlights' shape to give the entire front end a powerful 
appearance, accentuated by its large grille and bumper intake openings. The 
WRX also features a version of Subaru's polished stainless steel quad-tailpipe 
Both the 4-door and 5-door are powered by a 265-horsepower 
turbocharged/intercooled 2.5-litre SUBARU BOXER engine teamed with a 5-speed 
manual transmission. The highly responsive engine produces 244 lb.-ft. of peak 
torque at 4,000 rpm.  
Subaru Symmetrical Full-time All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control 
Standard Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive gives the WRX a 
significant handling/performance advantage over its front-wheel-drive 
competitors. This complete system comprised of the SUBARU BOXER engine and its 
full-time AWD power distribution system benefit from a horizontally opposed 
layout, which naturally cancels out vibration and helps balance the vehicle. 
The aluminum SUBARU BOXER engine and efficient, symmetrical drivetrain layout 
help to lower the car's centre of gravity, which in turn contributes to its 
sporty handling characteristics. 
The 2014 WRX uses a viscous-coupling limited-slip centre differential to 
distribute torque 50/50, regardless of conditions. Subaru's standard Vehicle 
Dynamics Control (VDC) stability and Traction Control System equip drivers 
with excellent evasive capabilities. Hill Holder, featured on all models 
equipped with a manual transmission, helps prevent the vehicle from rolling 
backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline. 
Sporty, Spacious and Versatile Interior 
WRX models feature Anthracite Black Cloth upholstery accented by red 
stitching, setting the tone for its sporty interior. All WRX models are 
equipped with standard aluminum-alloy pedal covers and driver's footrest. 
Performance-design front seats integrate the backrest and head restraint into 
a single structure. As a sporty accent, the instrument panel 
electroluminescent gauges use indicator needles that sweep the gauge faces 
upon engine start-up. Steering wheel controls for the audio system, cruise 
control and Bluetooth are standard for all 2014 WRX models. The WRX Limited 
features a standard power sunroof and leather-trimmed upholstery. 
An advanced AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio system with six speakers is standard. This 
system also includes a MediaHub for iPod/USB audio integration with Bluetooth 
streaming audio and a voice-activated Bluetooth system for mobile phone 
connectivity. SIRIUS Satellite Radio capability is standard, while a 
three-month trial subscription is included for the WRX Limited. 
The compact layout of the double-wishbone rear suspension helps to minimize 
intrusion into the cargo area, providing a wide and deep luggage compartment. 
In the 5-door model, the wide and flat load floor can accommodate two 
tour-size golf bags with the rear seatbacks in the upright position. In the 
4-door model, which is 165 mm (6.5 in.) longer than the 5-door, the trunk can 
accommodate three tour-size golf bags. A 60/40-split folding rear seat further 
boosts cargo capacity and convenience, and the 4-door also features a folding 
rear-seat centre armrest. 
Proven Subaru Safety Technology 
WRX models are built around the advanced ring-shaped reinforcement frame body 
structure with front and rear crumple zones, proven in Subaru models for over 
a decade to provide outstanding crash protection. All WRX models feature 
4-wheel disc brakes with Subaru's 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Brake 
System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. 
Brake Assist analyzes the force and stroke on the brake pedal and increases 
hydraulic boost to provide enhanced emergency braking, also activating the ABS 
system early if needed. 
All seats provide 3-point seatbelts (height-adjustable for outboard front seat 
positions), and the front seatbelts have force limiters and electrically 
triggered pre-tensioners. Front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain 
airbags are standard on all Subaru models. The Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag 
System (SRS) features a passenger side front-seat sensor module that detects 
occupancy and passenger weight to control airbag deployment. As part of the 
system, the dashboard features an airbag indicator light. 
About Subaru Canada, Inc. 
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 
of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and 
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more 
than 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For complete information about the 
entire Subaru lineup, including specifications, go to www.subaru.ca. 

SOURCE  Subaru Canada Inc. 
Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak (905) 
568-4959  Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276 
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