Subaru Australia is introducing a limited-run WRX Special Edition to celebrate 50,000 sales of the WRX in the country.

Only 200 units are going to be made and all of them will be based on the WRX Premium version, but with extra kit to try and justify the $2,000 premium over the standard model.  The high-performance sedan has received a set of 18-inch black BBS alloys, self-leveling LED headlights, red interior accents, along with an STI gear knob if you go for the version fitted with the six-speed manual transmission. Customers will be able to order the WRX Special Edition in one of the five body colors: Ice Silver, Dark Grey, Crystal Black, Crystal White, and WR Blue.

The cabin is home to a seven-inch touchscreen part of the infotainment system which has support for satellite navigation and works together with a reversing camera. You also get an eight-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, keyless entry/start, along with an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and partial leather upholstery.

All things considered, the 2016 Subaru WRX Special Edition for Australia doesn’t really live up to its name as you don’t actually get anything special that would set it apart from the regular version. It’s the same story under the hood where we find the same turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine that pushes out 265 horsepower (197 kW) and 258 pound-feet (350 newton meters) of torque.

As you would expect, output is delivered to Subaru’s proprietary symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. If you don’t like the six-speed manual, there’s also an optional eight-speed continuously variable transmission to choose.

As far as pricing is concerned, the manual model starts at $46,890, while the automatic is going to cost you an extra $2,000, that is if there are still some cars up for grabs.

Source: Subaru Australia

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