The Japanese automaker’s Down Under division has decided 50,000 deliveries of the WRX model in Australia should be celebrated in style, presenting the limited series WRX Special Edition.
Only 200 examples will be up for grabs and all of them start from the WRX Premium trim option, adding extra amenities to make up for the $2,000 cash premium over the regular version. As such, the high-performance sedan comes with a nice set of 8-inch black BBS alloys, self-leveling LED headlights, red interior accents, as well as an STI gear knob if the owner chooses the manual gearbox version. The WRX Special Edition will be available with five body shades: Ice Silver, Dark Grey, Crystal Black, Crystal White, and WR Blue. Inside the buyer will be rewarded with a seven-inch touchscreen part of the infotainment system which brings satellite navigation and a reversing camera. Other niceties include the an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, keyless entry/start, as well as electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and partial leather upholstery.
The 2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition for Australia will still use under the hood the same turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine developing 265 horsepower (197 kW) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton meters) of torque. Of course, the power is directed towards the proprietary symmetrical all-wheel-drive system and as an option owners can switch between the manual and an optional eight-speed continuously variable transmission. Pricing details have the mode starting at $46,890, with the automatic adding another $2,000 on top of that.