Subaru's core technology

Subaru prides itself on being unique in the automotive world in that its vehicles make use of incredibly special technology, which not only gives them a unique presence but also provides inherent benefits to safety, fuel economy and driving enjoyment.

"For the money, you’re getting a well-equipped, spacious, practical (massive boot) and quick family sedan – exactly what a Subaru WRX should be."


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Direct Injection Boxer® turbo engine

Unique to the Subaru brand, every Subaru vehicle is powered by a Boxer® engine. Nicknamed so due to the punching action of its horizontally-opposed pistons, Boxer® engine design results not only in superior power delivery and the typical Subaru thrum in the exhaust note, but also a smooth, balanced drive, playing perfectly into the hands of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™.

A totally new engine for the WRX gives it more of everything. Advanced direct injection technology makes it more efficient and peak torque comes on more quickly for responsiveness that is easily accessible in any driving environment.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™

A Subaru hallmark, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ realises a completely symmetrical drivetrain, with power being split between the front and rear axles, as well as the left and right sides of the car. Managed electronically, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ is also able to determine exactly how much power each individual wheel receives, ensuring that the wheels with the most grip receive the power.

Active Torque Vectoring

This new technology helps make handling more precise, whilst allowing you to push your vehicle closer to the limit. As you enter a corner and lateral g-forces take hold, the system can route power to select wheels to help you keep your intended line. This means that your WRX responds to your steering input more immediately.


Fitted to the WRX Sports Lineartronic® CVT model, Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) provides you with different driving modes to suit your mood and conditions. Save fuel in Intelligent mode or sharpen up response in Sport# - Pure Power in your Control.

Sports Lineartronic® CVT

Paired with SI-Drive, fitted with paddle shifters and boasting two different manual modes, the highly responsive Sports Lineartronic® available on the WRX, is a quick shifting transmission linked to an AWD system that sends more power to the rear wheels for sportier handling.

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