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Subaru WRX, STI, BRZ Hyper Blue editions announced for Australia

August 18, 2015

Special edition Subaru WRXs are always popular among enthusiasts, so continue the tradition the local arm has just announced the WRX and BRZ Hyper Blue.

2016 Subaru WRX STI Hyper Blue

Just 300 examples will be available in Australia, made up of 200 WRX Premium examples fitted with the CVT automatic, 50 WRX STI Premium, and 50 BRZs. All come with a unique Hyper Blue colour scheme.

Specifications are yet to be announced but it is believed the models will come with the regular engines. In standard form the WRX uses a 2.0-litre turbo boxer producing 197kW/350Nm, while the WRX STI comes with a 2.5-litre turbo developing 221kW/407Nm. The BRZ uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 147kW and 205Nm.

The special editions are being seen as a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to secure a very unique example of the popular sports cars. Speaking about the announcement, Subaru Australia MD Nick Senior said,

“There’s always massive interest in our sports special edition versions. Combine that with their proven track record of excellent retained value, and you have every reason to get the blues. “We feel that like many other of our special edition colours in the past, these vehicles will be keenly sought after in the years to come.”

Subaru WRX sales are going strong in the country at the moment, with 1936 sales so far this year (through July). The achievement is up 7.7 per cent on the year-to-date effort of last year.

These new models will officially launch Down Under on October 1. Prices and finer details will be announced then.

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.