Subaru WRX, one of the car manufacturer's most iconic models, is on the brink of a UK comeback. During the launch of the revised Outback, Paul Tunnicliffe, managing director of the brand, told Auto Express that he was “very close to reaching a deal” for the latest turbocharged WRX to return to British showrooms in 2014.
Apparently the deal hinges on achieving a price of “below the £30,000 mark” as the previous version had to be heavily discounted and sold at a loss. Tunnicliffe said that the old car was “£2,000 too expensive” once it went on sale, however with a likely output of over 300bhp and styling based on the WRX concept, the latest model should offer similar performance to the BMW M135i but undercut it on price if not quite matching the interior quality.
If it gets the green light then expect to see the fast four-wheel drive saloon on sale here as early as March next year – but Tunnicliffe said sales are likely to “remain a modest number” of around four to five hundred cars in a full year.