Between the new, a new and the , it’s shaping up to be a good year for Japanese sports car fans. There’s even better news for the latter on that list: The new WRX will still rock a manual transmission. In a short teaser clip posted to Subaru’s official Twitter account, the brand showed off a quick shot of the sedan’s interior. Smack-dab in the middle sits a stick shift.
Today, you can have your WRX with either a six-speed manual or a CVT, so it’s good to see take rates are high enough to justify the stick once again. We don’t know what the transmission will be sending power from, however. Rumors point to a 2.4-liter turbocharged boxer-four engine, which other Subaru vehicles share. In the, and , the engine returns 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Surely, Subaru engineers would turn the wick up for the WRX. Whatever the engine is, power will flow to all four wheels, thanks to a standard all-wheel drive system.
We were supposed to finally see the Road and Track reports the debut is on for sometime in September. The company did not immediately return a request for comment, but if that’s the case, we have a few more weeks until we see the latest rally-inspired hero.at the New York Auto Show, but the once again. Now,