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Experience the exhilarating power of the Subaru WRX's 2.0 litre turbo boxer engine and the superior handling of Symmetrical All Wheel Drive.

In 1992, Subaru launched the iconic model in New Zealand and since then we've won several World Rally Championships (WRC), including three consecutive WRC Manufacturer’s titles (1995-1997).  We were part of the WRC for over 20 years – and while we were winning championships, we were also fine-tuning our unique technologies to make each WRX better than the last. We’ve done a lot in the last 29 years, so there's no wonder they've gone fast.

The WRX now features EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology^, and a host of other safety features including lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection available on the WRX Premium (both SLT and MT). It looks as good as it goes with a new design 18" alloy wheels, updated front grille and front bumper, steering wheel, centre console and new design headlights which are now steering responsive.

Contact your local Subaru Authorised Dealer to take one for a test drive today. 

^available on automatic transmission models only.

Key features & specifications

Touchscreen Infotainment

Easy pinch and swipe accessibility on a 7" touch screen

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

A second pair of eyes that monitors the road ahead for any dangerous situations

Sat nav

Built-in Satellite Navigation system to help you explore


Bluetooth handsfree calling and streaming audio capability

Rain sensing wipers

Automatic wipers with varying speeds depending on the conditions

WRX Premium side angle interior

Satellite navigation (Prem) | Leather steering wheel and gearshift | Bluetooth® handsfree calling and streaming audio capability | Multi-function Display with boost pressure | Proximity key and push button start | Sports alloy pedals | Front sports seats | D-shaped leather steering wheel with red stitching | EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology | Heated front seats (Prem) | Blind spot detection (Prem) | Rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist (Prem)

A hue that's you

The colour you choose for your Subaru makes a bold statement about who you are. So we've made sure you've got lots of ways to express yourself - with a wide range of colours to make your Subaru more... you

Consistent across the Subaru WRX range is the famous Subaru Boxer engine, that has been designed to sit lower and flatter in the engine bay than upright engines.

2016 WRX Drivetrain side view

The Subaru WRX is a pure performance pedigree that delivers power and control in equal measures. It demands and delivers the best with the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or Sports Lineartronic™ Transmission (SLT) – a first for this new generation model.

2016 WRX safety crash test

New generation Subaru WRX feature a comprehensive suite of accident avoidance technologies, including a comprehensive Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system.

18WRX front fog lights

A genuine sports performance sedan, new generation WRX is a highly exhilarating driving experience that provides a superior level of natural control and handling precision that feels like an extension of the driver’s body.


2014 Award

2014 Awards:

AMI NZ Autocar Performance Car of the Year

National Business Review Sports Car of the Year

Carsales Best Performance Car under $100,000, Subaru WRX STI


Check out the video review here


"The big news for WRX is the addition of Subaru’s Eyesight safety camera system for the auto models, complete with the new lane keep assist function."

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"'d be fair to say Subaru has lifted its game. While it's still hanging on to its rally heritage, it's wearing nicer clothes and, while still extremely capable of bad behaviour, it's developed better manners."

Range & pricing

2020 WRX in lapis blue

The Subaru WRX manual transmission is a performance car with real power, taking the driving experience to the next level. It blends sophisticated style with pure control. 

2020 WRX premium in pure red

If 6-speed manual transmission is what you are after, the Subaru WRX Premium is designed to get your heart racing. It takes an already formidable package to the next level of comfort.

2020 WRX in crystal black

The Subaru WRX SLT takes the driving experience to the next level. A performance car with real power, pure control and more fun. 

2020 WRX Premium in ice silver

The Subaru WRX Premium SLT is designed to get your heart racing. It takes all the best from Subaru and creates the perfect driving experience in sophisticated style and comfort.