2015 Subaru WRX First Drive
Four years of straight growth have put Subaru in an enviable position – one where it can introduce exciting new low volume models like the BRZ coupe and promise or deliver significant updates to each and every one of its sedans and crossovers within a short span of time. This includes the 2015 Subaru WRX, long the standard-bearer on the compact performance scene and a turbocharged automobile with a cult following that is as strong in Japan as it is in North America.
Even flush with the spoils of its recent success, Subaru is still a very small company, which means that when it comes to redesigning one of its most important models it still has to make decisions based on balancing the bottom line with the expectations of legions of repeat buyers. The 2015 Subaru WRX might not look much like the gorgeous concept car that put stars in our eyes at this year’s New York Auto Show, but it’s time that we all got over it, because what it brings to the table is the most complete version of the sport sedan that has ever worn the Subaru badge.