The Subaru WRX S4 2022 for the Japanese market it does not differ excessively from the US version. At the aesthetic level, the most notable changes go through the different graphics of the headlights (without reflectors), the S4 badge on the tailgate and a windshield wiper on the rear window. But best of all are the STI versions.
The STI Sport R finishes feature the STI badges in red on the grill and the tailgate. The unpainted plastic coating on the fenders, bumpers and side steps stands out, reminding us of the world of rallying. They put the icing on the cake with new colors for the body: Solar Orange Pearl, Sapphire Blue Pearl, Ignition Red and Ceramic White.
Four finishes for the 2022 Subaru WRX S4
The WRX S4 is available in four trim levels: GT-H, GT-H EX, STI Sport R, and STI Sport R EX. The most interesting are the STIs, since they equip Recaro front seats upholstered in Ultra Suede. They include the embroidered STI logo and contrasting elements in red. The icing on the cake is the sporty trims and aluminum pedals.
The technological touch is added an 11.6-inch touch screen for the infotainment system Starlink and a digital instrumentation with a 12.3-inch screen. We will only see this in the Japanese market. The equipment also includes the latest driver assistance and safety technology. EyeSight from Subaru.
The WRX S4 is based on the Subaru Global Platform and receives a sport configuration for the chassis and suspension that provides greater rigidity. The scale stops at 1,600 kg and under the hood rests the turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. Disburse 275 hp (202 kW) and 375 Nm maximum torque (25 Nm more than the American version).
The Japanese model can only be associated with one CVT transmission which includes a virtual eight-speed sequential mode. Standard in the range is Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring. STIs add to it a driving mode selector which acts on the various parameters of the vehicle.