Back in 2007 when Subaru introduced the all new, “more mature” WRX, the car wasn’t met with giant grins but with looks of confusion. What had happened to the hard-edged, “rally car for the street” feeling that made the earlier models so popular?
Subaru addressed these complaints by giving the WRX a big power increase for 2009, and for 2011 the car is getting an exterior makeover to match. The new, wide-body looks put the standard WRX much more in line with the STI, and the bulging body work makes an especially dramatic difference on the four-door sedan version.
From the looks of the new car, it seems like a massive improvement. We can expect to see more on the 2011 WRX when it debuts at the New York Auto Show next month.