Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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#22574 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [xwesx]
Nov 15, 2013 (7:45 am)
Yeah, I'll wait a couple of weeks too. The renderings of the rest which I saw were disappointing but may be totally off.
Not nuts about the Legacy concept, very tired of the big character line colliding with the oversized front wheel well look. That's been done to death for me.
Like on the Impreza, the wheel wells up front look grafted on, though a bit less so on the Concept. They need to continue into the door panel at least for some elegance a la the Mazda 6.
#22575 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [rblnr]
Nov 20, 2013 (9:04 am)
Official debut is today...what time? IIRC it was 12:30, half hour away.
#22577 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [xwesx]
Nov 25, 2013 (8:48 am)
Let's see a Levorg wagon-based WRX.
That could appear with 3 turbos:
small (1.6l it gets now)
medium (2.0l from the base WRX)
large (2.5l from the STI)
#22578 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [ateixeira]
Nov 25, 2013 (10:32 am)
I don't know. That Levorg actually looks halfway decent. I doubt Subaru would produce such a thing!
#22579 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [xwesx]
Nov 25, 2013 (11:55 am)
My sentiments exactly.
#22580 of 22583 Re: WRX Teaser is up on Facebook [xwesx]
Nov 25, 2013 (3:43 pm)
Don't worry, it won't come to NA.
Made narrower than the sedan like the old WRX and STi which screams JDM - there is some tax or registration regs there which relate to wagons of a certain width. I have forgotten all the subtleties, but basically under 1.7m wide and less than 2.0L wagons are classified as compact commercial.
#22581 of 22583 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Nov 28, 2013 (11:25 pm)
well...my wife's cousin showed up today for Thanksgiving, NOT in their Outback (which seems to have been kicking the bucket around 170k) but in a new VW Jetta Hybrid. Yeah, and they said they got 47 mpg on the trip over. That's the new, trick 1.4 liter turbo direct inject. They had nothing bad to say about it (other than initial $$$$): quiet, comfortable, and a nice upgrade from the Outback.
hmmm...I still think that the hybrid in the Crosstrek must be able to add more than 1 mpg highway. Ok, vs the Jetta hybrid, an AWD penalty of say 3 mpg, and a raised/higher profile penalty of 3 mpg, the Crosstrek hybrid should be able to make 40 mpg highway IMO. Seems reasonable given that the Impreza hatch with CVT will get 35mpg highway without difficulty.
#22582 of 22583 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [once_for_all]
Dec 04, 2013 (7:04 am)
It's a bit smaller, no? Maybe compared to the current Outback, at least.
Sedan, right? I think they stopped selling the wagon.
I'd take the previous wagon TDI over the new hybrid sedan.
#22583 of 22583 Re: Crosstrek hybrid from the SOA media site [ateixeira]
Dec 04, 2013 (10:32 am)
it was bigger than our 2012 Impreza hatch (wider and longer, but a sedan). I was surprised at the size, I thought maybe it was a Passat at first glance.
The Jetta Sport Wagon with TDI is still for sale.