The last WRX wagon was sold in 2007 in North America.
The Subaru Levorg, a WRX wagon by another name, launched in 2014.
The North American market said goodbye to the WRX wagon when the so-called eagle-eye Impreza bowed out after the 2007 model year. Subaru kept enthusiasts busy with the Legacy GT wagon (and the Outback XT) between 2005-09 but they weren’t quite the compact super-wagon the WRX was.
Subaru created the Levorg, or a true wagon version of the Impreza, in 2014. This forbidden fruit was offered in select markets and continues to be sold in Japan. The new generation, launched last year in Japan, is powered by the same turbocharged 2.4-litre Boxer-4 found in most Subarus.
The announcement made earlier today confirms that some markets including Australia, will get the new 2022 WRX wagon which will be sold alongside the controversially styled sedan. Truth be told, it is a rebadged Levorg but that would be missing the point: The WRX wagon is back.
The Rex Longroof will be powered by the 2.4T which will send power to all four wheels (obviously) via a Sport Lineartronic performance transmission, also known as a continuously variable transmission. According to fans, the comments, and us, if Subaru’s truly serious about the WRX wagon, they’ll have to drop in the sedan’s standard 6-speed manual transmission.
Unfortunately, it’s highly improbable, as in it won’t happen, that Subaru will bring the WRX wagon back to North America. However, if anyone could bring back a wagon or an alternative to SUVs, it would be Subaru. The extremely popular Crosstrek and Outback are proof that not everyone wants an SUV.
Subaru: Do it for your loyal fans.
Finally, if you are a fan, the video’s worth a watch – it gave us goosebumps.