January 7, 2003
Subaru Impreza WRX gets redesign for 2004
Detroit, Michigan – Subaru introduced the redesigned 2004 Impreza WRX sedan and Sport Wagon models. Available in late March, the new WRX models feature bolder, more aggressive styling with larger headlights, now combined in a 4-element arrangement. Subaru World Rally Team designers added sharp edge character lines beginning at the headlamps and grille area and extended them onto the redesigned hood. All 2004 Impreza models adopt revised air inlets on the front fascia, and WRX models add projector beam halogen fog lamps to the list of standard equipment. The taillights and rear bumper are also redesigned. As before, Impreza WRX is available as both a sedan and a Sport Wagon.
In addition to its bolder styling, Impreza WRX gains new sport-design front bucket seats with integrated head restraints. A redesigned instrument panel relocates the tachometer in the center and includes a new cruise control “engaged” indicator. Silver trim rings add a touch of style to the new gauges.
The interior offers new seat fabric, a standard leather-wrapped Momo brand steering wheel and a new color-matched audio faceplate. Also new for 2004, Impreza WRX is available with an optional moonroof and an all-weather package consisting of dual mode heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors. New Java Black Pearl and San Remo Red exterior paint complete the color palette for 2004.
The engine remains the intercooled/turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that powers WRX models that produces 227 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 217 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.