Sorry North American Subaru WRX fans, but some new models have been announced for Japan, along with a limited-edition for Australia, none of which will be making it state-side. First up is the Australia-only, only 300 of which will be made. This is the four-door WRX sedan, available in black and a new tangerine orange paint scheme, leather trim, black 17-inch wheels, along with a black STI spoiler and side mirrors. The WRX Club Spec will only be available in manual transmission, which you should be wanting anyway if you’re buying a car like this.
As for Japan, two special edition WRX STIs have gone on sale this month. The first is the sedan model of the WTX STI spec C, inspired by the hatchback version that was released back in 2010. This spec C sedan comes with stiffer suspension, a turbocharger offering better efficiency, and an all-aluminum hood. The 2010 model’s 2.0 liter turbocharged engine continues to offer 304 horsepower, but its torque has been increased to 317 lb/ft.
Next up is the WRX STI A-Line type S Package. This one comes with the 2.5 liter turbocharged engine that is used in the U.S. models, except it comes with an automatic transmission. God only knows why. The A-Line type S Package also includes new Alcantara seats and trim inside, and new 18-inch wheels from BBS. I’m digging that bright orange color, especially for the interior trim, but I’m not a big fan of the sedan body style. Any other WRX fans out there with thoughts on these models, or are you more interested in Subaru’s new rear-wheel drive BRZ?
[Via Automobile Mag]