Subaru teased a new WRX sedan, no it’s not the STI but rather the TR , as in “Tuner Ready”. The automaker is reaching back to 2006 for the historical name.
The previous WRX TR was a stripped-down variation designed for owners who wanted to personalize the car in the aftermarket. It was $1000 less expensive than a normal WRX. Subaru describes the new 2024 version of its popular sports sedan as “sharper and more enthusiast-focused.”
Aside from a single teaser image showing a portion of the car’s wheel, no more information has been revealed. The design appears to be a match with the wheels on a prototype of a WRX version that appeared in May. The prototype’s wheels were larger than the usual 17-inch set seen on the WRX, and they were equipped with a Brembo brake kit with red calipers. A small spoiler was also fitted to the trunk lid as well.
It’s unclear whether the WRX TR will get any powertrain upgrades. The current WRX is powered by a turbocharged 2.4-liter flat-4 producing 271 horsepower. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission.
The new 2023 WRX starts at $31,625 and goes up to $44,415 for the higher-end GT trim. There isn’t enough evidence to know if Subaru is sticking to the no-frills approach of the previous TR, but we don’t expect this new version to be less expensive than the base WRX. The automobile will be unveiled in its entirety on October 7 at the automaker’s annual Subiefest event in Daytona Beach, Florida. Subaru has confirmed that rally drivers Travis Pastrana and Bucky Lasek will be present during the unveiling of the vehicle.