Impreza WRX History
In 1992 Subaru introduced the Impreza WRX, a turbocharged version
of the Subaru Impreza. First available in Japan the WRX made its
way onto the showrooms of Europe, New Zealand and Australia. It
wasn't until 2001 as a 2002 model year that North America got
a taste of the Subaru WRX's style and speed.
The word Impreza, a derivative of an Italian
word which means "achievement," has certainly attained
worldwide superstar status both on the racetrack and on the streets.
While only minor cosmetic changes have occurred over the years,
huge steps have been taken to make the WRX both faster and more
powerful. Originally coming out with a 2.0L then later a 2.5L
Subaru's EJ series flat-4 Boxer engine.
Although the WRX took ten years to make it to
the U.S, the Subaru Impreza WRX won the 2006-2007 Golden Icon
Award for "best sedan" on the market, a great achievement
for any car.