Subaru Announces Pricing On All New 2015 WRX And WRX STI Sedans

       Subaru Announces Pricing On All New 2015 WRX And WRX STI Sedans

- New platform offers stiffer, more agile chassis of Subaru performance icons

- Upgraded suspension tuning and new Active Torque Vectoring

- Roomier cabin with upgraded comfort and materials and wide array of user
technologies

- Rear camera standard

- WRX STI holds base price of $34,495

PR Newswire

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Subaru of America, Inc. has
announced pricing on the carmaker's performance icons, the 2015 WRX and WRX
STI. Both vehicles arrive into dealerships this Spring exclusively as
wide-body design sedans.

Starting at $26,295, the 2015 WRX delivers more performance value than ever
before. Powered by a new 268-horsepower 2.0-liter direct injection turbo BOXER
engine, the WRX debuts the model's first six-speed manual transmission and a
new, optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartonic;
featuring two manual modes.

The 2015 Subaru WRX marks a major evolutionary step for the rally-bred
performance car that has become a global automotive legend. For 2015, the WRX
employs a new Active Torque Vectoring system, an enhancement of the Vehicle
Dynamics Control (VDC) system that allows for improved agility. The new and
stiffer chassis, larger front brakes, performance-tuned suspension and a
driver-focused interior remain integral to the WRX performance character. The
new powertrain also yields higher fuel efficiency than the previous WRX
(manual transmission model).

Subaru-developed direct-injection engine, 6-speed manual transmission,
standard rear camera and larger brakes are standard on the 2015 WRX. A
roomier interior, upgraded cabin comfort and materials and a wide array of new
user technologies give the new WRX a more refined feel. A premium audio system
with harman/kardon®amplifier and speakers is offered for the first time in a
WRX.

The 2015 WRX is available in standard, Premium and Limited Trim lines. In all
models, a new multi-information central display with 4.3-in. LCD screen
provides a multitude of vehicle system functions, including a standard rear
camera display, a boost gauge display, audio (on non-navigation models),
Bluetooth® and climate control settings, and a VDC screen showing traction
control operation. The display can also provide a vehicle self-check and
maintenance reminder.

Additional standard features for the WRX include automatic climate control and
a new standard audio system featuring AM/FM stereo with HD Radio®, single-disc
in-dash CD player, 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Radio Data Broadcast System
(RDBS), Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod® control
capability, iTunes® Tagging, USB port, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription
required), and a 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack.

The WRX Premium maintains previous model year pricing, $28,495 and steps up
everyday comfort and convenience with the All-Weather Package (dual-mode
heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer),
power tilt/slide glass moonroof, and fog lights. A low-profile trunk spoiler
augments the car's aero body package.

The top-of-line Limited builds on the Premium, bringing a new level of luxury
to the WRX with leather-trimmed upholstery, an 8-way power driver's seat and
Welcome Lighting. Exclusive to the WRX Limited, LED low-beam headlights
provide a unique look and enhanced visibility. The high beams are
multi-reflector halogen units, and the system includes automatic off/on.
Pricing on Limited trim levels begins at $29,995.

The WRX Premium and Limited offer as options the Sport Lineartronic
transmission and a Touch-screen Navigation System with 6.1-inch LCD screen,
voice controls and harman/kardon premium audio featuring 440-watt amplifier
and 9 speakers (with subwoofer.) With this option package, the WRX Limited
also features Keyless Access.

2015 SUBARU WRX STI

The 2015 WRX STI maintains the previous model year pricing of $34,495. With an
upgraded and roomier cabin, the new WRX STI has Alcantara seating surfaces
accented by red and black leather bolsters and red stitching to set the tone
for a driver-focused interior. An array of user technologies include, for the
first time in a WRX STI, availability of a harman/kardon® premium audio system
and rear camera display standard.

Available in Standard, Limited and Launch Edition trim lines and powered by
the legendary 305-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the 2015 WRX
STI debuts a new four-door wide-body design, built on a stiffer chassis for
even greater handling agility and precision. The WRX STI provides a rally-bred
drivetrain and all-wheel drive handling that is unique to this model. Handling
is enhanced with a stiffer chassis, firmer springs and faster steering (13.0:1
ratio).

New for the 2015 WRX STI, Active Torque Vectoring joins an arsenal of the
model's proven handling technologies that includes Multi-Mode Driver
Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Multi-Mode
Vehicle Dynamics Control, and a Brembo® Performance Brake System with Super
Sport ABS.

The special hood, fenders, doors and quarters, bumpers, headlights and
taillight clusters convey the WRX STI identity. As on previous WRX STI models,
a functional hood scoop supplies the intercooler with fresh air, and in the
2015 model it is set more deeply into the hood to provide better forward
visibility.

Other new performance-oriented details include foglight surrounds with a
carbon fiber-like pattern and front fender vents that feature a mesh screen. A
full aerodynamic body package includes the large trunk spoiler that has been a
WRX STI signature feature. A rear diffuser, LED taillights and LED center
high-mount stop lamp (CHMSL) leave a distinctive signature.

The WRX STI engine is teamed exclusively with a specially reinforced 6-speed
manual transmission, which includes a short-throw shifter in the Launch
Edition model. In the 2015 WRX STI, the driver grips a new flat-bottom,
leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel that integrates switches for
audio and Bluetooth control. The STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel
gets a new 3.5-in. central LCD screen that displays various functions such as
windshield washer fluid and the selected gear.

Rich-looking appointments and details abound, including soft-touch materials
for the dashboard, door trim and center console armrest. A new
multi-information central display with 4.3-in. LCD screen provides a multitude
of vehicle system functions, including a standard rear camera display, a boost
gauge display, audio information (on non-navigation models), Bluetooth and
climate control settings, and a VDC screen showing traction control operation.
The display can also provide a vehicle self-check and maintenance reminder.

Standard features for the 2015 WRX STI include dual-zone automatic climate
control and the All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated
exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer). The new standard audio system
combines AM/FM stereo with HD Radio®, a single-disc in-dash CD player, 6
speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), Bluetooth
hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod® control capability, iTunes®
Tagging, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), USB port and a
3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack. Numerous compartments located in and around
the center console hold phones, USB drives and MP3 players.

The WRX STI Limited model adds the luxury of leather-trimmed upholstery, an
8-way power driver's seat, the harman/kardon premium audio system and a power
moonroof for $38,495. 

STI LAUNCH EDITION

Subaru will produce 1,000 of the WRX STI Launch Edition models for 2015.
Outfitted in traditional WR Blue Pearl and come equipped with gold-painted
18-inch BBS® alloy wheels, an iconic color combination long associated with
Subaru competition cars.

Built on the standard and lightest WRX STI model, the STI Launch Edition is
exclusively equipped with a special interior featuring blue highlights and
gets a standard STI Short-Throw Shifter for the 6-speed manual transmission.
The Keyless Access & Start system, offered as an option on WRX STI Premium and
Limited models, is included as standard with the STI Launch Edition and priced
at $37,395.

2015 SUBARU WRX and WRX STI SEDAN
Model/Trim                         Transmission MSRP    MSRP + destination and
                                                        delivery
WRX                                6MT          $26,295 $27,090
WRX Premium                        6MT          $28,495 $29,290
WRX Premium                        CVT          $29,695 $30,490
WRX Limited                        6MT          $29,995 $30,790
WRX Limited                        CVT          $31,195 $31,990
WRX STI                            6MT          $34,495 $35,290
WRX STI Launch Edition             6MT          $37,395 $38,190
WRX STI Limited                    6MT          $38,495 $39,290
2015 OPTION PACKAGES
Navigation +Audio w/
Harman/Kardon®                                  $2,000

Amplifier and speakers
Navi System + Audio w/
Harman/Kardon®

Amplifier and speakers +Keyless                 $2,500
Access and

Start
Navigation System +Keyless Access
and                                             $1,500

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Destination & Delivery is $795 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI,
MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT. D&D is $945 for dealers in Alaska. 

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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