For the first time, the Subaru WRX will be offered with a fully digital instrument cluster.
The Subaru WRX and its high-performance WRX STI sibling was updated for the 2019 model year with new tech and power upgrades, but the Japanese sports car is starting to look outdated since the current model has been on sale since 2014. Fortunately, the Subaru WRX is getting a redesign for the 2021 model year.
Ahead of its debut, new images of the 2021 Subaru WRX's interior have leaked online, confirming that the cabin will be significantly more technologically advanced. Originally posted by Japanese website Creative Trend, the images appear to have leaked from an official Subaru brochure.
For the first time in the model's history, we can see the Subaru WRX will feature a fully digital instrument cluster, which is shown in the video displaying a GPS navigation map. While the current Subaru WRX is offered with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, the infotainment system in the new 2021 model is displayed on a larger portrait-oriented infotainment screen.
Photos showing the second-generation Subaru Levorg have also leaked from the same brochure, confirming the new wagon will boast a hands-free power tailgate. Like the current model, the new Subaru Levorg won't be going on sale in the US.
Sadly, no photos of the 2021 Subaru WRX's redesigned interior have leaked from the brochure. As for the powertrain,, Subaru is working on a new generation of turbocharged Boxer engines that will include a 1.5-liter unit with direct-injection, a 1.8-liter with around 265 hp, and a 2.4-liter variant.
The latter will reportedly be offered in two states of tune, with the entry-level version producing around 276 hp and a more powerful version with over 400 hp, which could power the next-generation Subaru WRX STI. Nothing is official yet, but we're expecting the next-generation Subaru WRX to debut later this year or early next year and go on sale as a 2021 model.