The all-new Subaru WRX was originally scheduled to make its debut tomorrow, but with the New York International Auto Show now cancelled, the fate of the sports sedan is pretty uncertain.

That’s not going to stop Subaru from continuing their teasers for the WRX, though, as the marque’s American arm has just published a new video onto its social media channels, giving us a few more glimpse of the cult favourite before its launch.

Just like the first teaser, the new video also shows an orange-coloured Subaru WRX, doing what it does best in the desert. Most of the exterior shots are pretty much what we’ve already seen before – top-down and rear views, obscured by a huge plume of sand.

Overall, the silhouette of the all-new Subaru WRX doesn’t look too different to the outgoing model, and the rear profile looks somewhat similar to that of the Viziv Performance Concept from 2017 and the all-new Subaru BRZ, complete with massive rear haunches that extends from the flared fenders.

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What’s more interesting in this teaser, though, is that we finally get a look at the all-new Subaru WRX’s interior, confirming that it’ll indeed come with an honest-to-god manual transmission and old-school handbrake lever!

We also got a look at the WRX’s (surprisingly analogue!) tachometer, showing a redline of just above 6,000 rpm, dropping from the 6,600 rpm of the outgoing model. The new redline seems to support the rumour that the all-new WRX will be equipped with the same 2.4-litre turbocharged boxer engine that’s currently found in the Outback and Ascent SUV.

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In the Ascent, the boxer mill packs an output of 260 hp and 376 Nm of torque, which is pretty similar to what the outgoing WRX has. Although, it’s expected that the sports sedan will get a slightly higher-rated output compared to the three-row SUV, with the STI variant getting an even larger bump in power.

As usual, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system will be standard on the WRX, though it’s unclear if it’ll also still be offered with a Lineartronic CVT gearbox. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long more to find out!


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