Subaru Launches 2015 WRX S4 In Japan

2015 Subaru WRX S4 4 Subaru Launches 2015 WRX S4 In Japan

2015 Subaru WRX S4 Interior 1 Subaru Launches 2015 WRX S4 In Japan

Subaru, the Japanese auto manufacturer under parent company Fuji Heavy Industries is currently the world’s 22nd largest auto maker. In 1992, Subaru first launched the compact car ‘Impreza’. Originally the performance oriented version of the ‘Impreza’ was known as the ‘WRX’ (World Rally eXperimental/ World Rally Cross) and it was designed to take part in rally championships. All ‘WRX’ made from 1992 till today feature sporty technology like all-wheel drive, turbo charged engines, stiff suspensions The car went on to achieve considerable success in the rallying circuit. Subaru later started to market the ‘WRX’ and the ‘WRX STI’ as a separate car after making some changes to the ‘Impreza’. In November 2013, the 2015 model year ‘WRX’ was unveiled in Los Angeles, USA. Now Subaru has launched a Japan only version of the car called the ‘WRX S4’.

According to the official press release, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer behind Subaru automobiles, has launched the Subaru “WRX S4″ only for Japan. The all-new sports sedan from Subaru is currently on sale at the Subaru dealers al around Japan. The new ‘WRX S4’ sporty sedan is powered by Subaru’s advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) sports performance and also unique features for safety, eco-friendliness and refined performance. The high-level amalgamation of the four attributes has enabled the drivers to enjoy top level Subaru performance with complete satisfaction. The S4 tag in the name denotes four values-‘safety performance’, ‘sports performance’, ‘smart driving’ and ‘sophisticated feel’.  The high-performance 2 liter direct injection turbo (DIT) engine with Sport Lineartronic transmission helps to maximizes power and torque output. Apart from delivering fun, sporty driving with direct feedback, the new ‘WRX S4’ has also managed to achieve high levels of eco-friendliness. That is not all, this is also the first WRX series model that comes equipped with Subaru developed EyeSight driving assist system that increases overall safety of the car. for better ride quality and comfort Subaru has added comprehensive enhancements to the body and chassis. The development of the ‘WRX S4’, indicates Subaru’s efforts to create a totally new kind of sports sedan, embodying the concept where pure power is given for the driver’s control. Its aim is to give the car’s driver the opportunity to enjoy its superior performance. By combining sporty performance with ride comfort, high safety and environmental friendliness, Subaru has successfully crafted an affordable sports sedan that gives pleasure of racing with fun of driving while ensuring good safety.

While the ‘WRX S4’ looks almost same as the version sold internationally, it comes with a fresh pair of 18-inch alloy wheels which are designed to be lighter yet more rigid. The car now contains a more prominent lip for the front spoiler along with LED daytime running light bars, carbon fiber effect finish for the dashboard and other minor interior tweaks like piano black finish, red stitching and metallic accents. There are two new exterior colors available- Crystal White Pearl and WR Blue Pearl. While the S4 has the carried over 2.0 liter four-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged engine under its hood, it has been made more powerful and delivers power of 300 PS (221 kW) and torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). Compared to that the US-spec 2015 model year WRX engine produces 272 PS (200 kW) and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft). In the  Japanese market, the engine is connected with Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) with automatic electronic control whereas the six-speed manual gearbox of the American edition is not available. Both the versions feature Subaru’s new Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that is powered by Variable Torque Distribution technology. The ‘WRX S4’ is currently available on order in Japan.

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