Inside the cabin you'll find a plethora of standard niceties including an 11.6-inch Starlink touchscreen infotainment system that syncs with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and brushed aluminium pedals. Both the front and rear seats benefit from three-way heating and are upholstered in sporty soft-touch Ultrasuede, which is comfortable and resilient.
Opt for the CVT-equipped flagship — the WRX tS ES — and you'll score additional features such as Subaru's excellent EyeSight Driver-Assist system as well as adaptive suspension and the firm's Si-Drive Performance Management system that allows drivers to switch between one of five modes: Comfort, Normal, Individual (I), Sport (S) and Sport+ (S+).
In terms of pricing the new 2022 Subaru WRX manual comes in at R759,000 while the range-topping WRX tS ES CVT will set you back R859,000. Both come standard with a three-year/75,000km maintenance plan plus a full five-year/150,000km warranty.