The date has been set for the world premiere of the all-new Subaru WRX. The performance sedan will be launched at the New York International Auto Show on August 19th.

A new teaser image has also been shared, this time showing the side and rear profile of the vehicle. Similar to the current WRX, a subtle boot-lid spoiler can be seen as well.

Not much new information can be extracted from the second teaser image. The windows and rear door do seem to have similarities with the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept.

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Based on portals from the US, the all-new WRX is expected to be fitted with a revised 2.4-litre turbocharged boxer engine that currently serves the larger Subaru Outback and Ascent SUV models. With current outputs of 260 hp and 376 Nm of torque, the engine for the new WRX should deliver higher output to suit its performance sedan image.

The outgoing WRX with a turbocharged 2.0-litre boxer is rated at 268 hp and 350 Nm. The higher performance WRX STI meanwhile uses a larger 2.5-litre boxer that delivers 300 hp and 407 Nm of torque. It also comes with more tricks, such as multi-mode Driver Control Centre Differential (DCCD) plus limited slipping control and a front-to-rear torque split of 41-to-59.

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The naturally aspirated version of the 2.4-litre unit currently features in the new 2022 Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86 with outputs of 228 hp / 249 Nm of torque and requires premium RON 98 fuel.

In the US, the demand for performance sedans is still strong thanks to models like the Honda Civic Si, Volkswagen Jetta GLI, Hyundai Elantra N Line and Kia Forte GT.