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In 2022 the Subaru WRX now shares a platform with SUVs — but that’s okay

The Subaru WRX has always been an Impreza in nature, sharing its basic form with relatively regular sedans. Both are compact 4-doors with Subaru’s famous boxer engine layout and all-wheel drive, tuned to drift down gravel roads and power out of corners. NS 2022 Subaru WRX It’s based on the same architecture as the modern Impreza, but it’s not the only one. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, it also houses crossovers and SUVs such as the Forester and Ascent.

It raises some questions as to whether the latest rally-derived machines from Japanese automakers are a bit softer. Subaru doesn’t think so — instead, the WRX thinks it’s a good fit.

The new WRX Improve in one or more ways, And that’s even before you reach the platform. With a slight increase in horsepower, new electronically controlled dampers, and infotainment is much more modern. This is a solid update. Subaru also clearly cares about how this new car feels. To get started, the steering rack is specially designed to provide more feedback from the column to the driver’s hands.

Before this new platform came out, it was all improved and some of the improvements it offers are very impressive or give you a bit I want to know how an old car was made. For example, automakers say the new platform lowers the center of gravity. This is great. Similarly, the full internal frame structure and the use of more structural adhesives increase rigidity. How much has the rigidity improved? Now, Subaru says the suspension mounting points are stiffer than 75 percent. That’s a lot. It also improves the overall torsional stiffness of the chassis, an increase of 28%.

There are also other smaller details that Subaru mentions. Suspensions have long stroke distances and are said to improve stability and lateral grip. Also, Subaru can now be mounted on the chassis itself rather than on the subframe. The Subaru Global Platform makes that possible. This will significantly reduce the roll rate and make the swayer more efficient. That’s great because I’ve always focused on stabilizer efficiency.

Performance is a priority here, but that’s not the only consideration. If you are at a high school lunch table, skip this part. Improvements in noise, vibration and harshness have also been pointed out by Subaru, but no specific figures have been given. Even if there is no specific data, Subaru sends a message by discussing this when the performance car is launched. Yes, I’m telling enthusiasts that this basic architecture is under many other cars —At this point only BRZ has its own platform— But that only makes the WRX better. It will not only provide better communication and improved dynamics, but will also make the car more comfortable to drive every day.

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