Due to be launched alongside the 2022 Subaru WRX in the second quarter of 2022, the 2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon will replace the Levorg in Australia. Even though it’s still badged Levorg in Japan, the WRX Sportswagon name now blesses the car with what we regard to be the proper name in Australia. It is, after all, just a WRX wagon. Like the WRX sedan, the WRX Sportswagon will use a 202kW/350Nm 2.4-litre turbocharged engine and will be offered solely with all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Subaru Performance Transmission.
Much like the regular Subaru WRX, the Sportwagon is built on the new ‘Subaru Global Platform’ that also underpins every other current global Subaru model, bar the BRZ. The 2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon should be a much better car to drive than before thanks to the new platform with better handling crucially, better ride comfort.
Blair Read, General Manager Subaru Australia, said: “The WRX is a true rally-bred vehicle that has earned an iconic status over the decades, and the all-new WRX promises to deliver a thrilling experience to drivers.”
“The WRX Sportswagon offers Australians an additional version of this performance machine with enhanced practicality for everyday use.
“The WRX Sportswagon will be a model in its own right, with both the sedan and Sportswagon featuring unique specification tailored to their respective audiences.
“We’re confident the all-new WRX and WRX Sportswagon will continue to build upon the performance model’s rich heritage as it ushers in a new era of style, technology, razor sharp handling and exhilaration.”
Performance figures are yet to be announced, but we expect a low five-second range for the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint and a top speed of around 250km/h. The 2022 WRX will also feature Subaru’s Drive Mode Select which will allow customisation of the all-new electronically controlled dampers and steering.
Mirroring the WRX sedan, the 2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon’s interior is much improved compared to the old model. The quality appears to be much higher this time around with better plastics, faux carbon-fibre and a large 11.6-inch central screen dominating the dashboard. Sports bucket seats will keep front occupants well planted during hard cornering.
The 2022 Subaru WRX Sportswagon is due to go on sale in Australia in 2022’s second quarter with local pricing and specifications to be announced before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.