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2015 Subaru WRX on sale in Australia from $38,990

March 25, 2014

The 2015 Subaru WRX has finally landed in Australia. It’s available in sedan form only and for the first time in 10 years it’s available with an auto transmission.

2015 Subaru WRX

Under the bonnet sits a new 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine, downsized from the previous 2.5, producing 197kW at 5600rpm and 350Nm between 2400-5200rpm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes 6.0 seconds.

Subaru says the new engine is 11 per cent more fuel efficient than the predecessor, with an average consumption of 9.2L/100km for the manual and 8.0L/100km for the auto.

There’s a lighter weight exhaust system, a plastic intake manifold for further lightness, and the turbocharger is now mounted immediately under the engine.

MY15 Subaru WRX

The engine is backed up by either a six-speed manual transmission or a Sport CVT continuously variable auto unit. From there, power is sent into an all-wheel drive system with a viscous limited-slip differential for the manual – the auto gets Variable Torque Distribution – with a rearward bias.

In tradition, the new version comes with a sporty bodykit with that iconic bonnet scoop, side skirts, and a rear wing. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels complete the look, measuring eight inches in width.

The brakes have been improved over the previous version, with 12.4-inch rotors up from 11.6. They are now 30mm thick as opposed to 24mm. Subaru says there is a 140 per cent improvement in fade resistance.

Stepping into the cabin you’ll find a distinct sporty atmosphere with bucket seats, a leather sports steering wheel, as well as a 4.3-inch LCD multimedia unit with a six-speaker stereo.

Prices for the 2015 WRX kick off around $1000 cheaper than the original version. See below for the complete price list (excluding on-road costs):

2015 Subaru WRX manual – $38,9902015 Subaru WRX CVT auto – $40,990

2015 Subaru WRX Premium manual – $43,990
2015 Subaru WRX Premium CVT auto – $45,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Jared Tate

    nice information,

    I’m guessing subaru are being conservative with their specifications, i guess they have to with their pricing, i suspect it is a lot more capable than the 0 – 100 kph in 6 seconds… as a few american reviewers did 0 – 60 (0 – 98kph) in times ranging from 4.8 – 5.5 seconds for the MT and 5.9 for the cv seeing as 6 secs that is what the original rex (gc8s) would have done. but 0 – 100 doesn’t matter that much anyway imo.
    looking forward to see what you guys can do it with.
    sounds like it will handle a lot better

    seems like this one has a lot more upgrades and looks better than out going model.