Posts Tagged ‘WRX’

Subaru WRX Owner Lends a Helping Hand

Monday, March 31st, 2014

We know a little something about snow up here in Wantagh, don’t we? We know how hard it can be to get around in snowy conditions and we know that even the best of us can find ourselves stranded on the side of the road sometimes. Well, thank goodness for helpful people and Subaru WRX’s. See, a police car recently got stuck in a snow storm, and it wasn’t a big tow truck that came to bail the officer out, no – it was a Subaru WRX. Check out the video for yourself below:

Have you ever done anything like this in your Subaru? Leave us a comment with your experience below!

And remember, if you’re interesting in adding one of these powerful Subaru’s to your own personal collection, be sure to stop by Hassett Ford Lincoln Subaru of Wantagh. Any one of our friendly sales team members would love to help you find the right car for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

Subaru “Reintroduces” WRX at L.A. Auto Show

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The L.A. Auto Show has been over for a few days now, but here at Hassett Automotive, we’re still reeling—along with the rest of the automotive world—from the shocking reintroduction of the Subaru WRX. The WRX has always been an impressive, performance-driven  sports car—it was inspired by rally-racing vehicles, after all—but it’s never been quite this awe-inspiring, according to no less an authority than Subaru itself.

The 2015 WRX comes with a 2.0L direct-injection turbo BOXER engine, which allows the WRX 268 horsepower. But the most exciting changes for this new edition of the car come in the car’s handling. A Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a new “torque vectoring system” give the care incredibly intricate, smooth, and responsive handling. “It wasn’t enough to simply turn your knuckles white,” Subaru brags. “We wanted to keep them that way.”

There’s simply no part of the WRX that wasn’t redesigned and optimized for this jaw-dropping new edition of the car. We can’t wait for it to hit dealers—check back with us often for updates on the 2015 WRX.

2015 Subaru WRX

2015 Subaru WRX

Feel The Love, Love The Feel Of A 2014 Subaru!

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Since 2008, Subaru has manufactured the best-selling all-wheel-drive (AWD) cars on America’s roads and highways. Furthermore, it’s the only manufacturer that’s earned the IIHS Top Safety Picks for every one of its models the last four years in a row. What really sets Subaru apart, however, is that despite these achievements, their exciting new 2014 line still manages to go beyond what’s come before.

Outback

All nine vehicles in the new model lineup are designed to fit into their drivers’ active lifestyles. Take the 2014 Subaru Outback, for example…already the best-selling AWD car in America, new additions like adaptive shift control with Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) make the new year model even more desirable. And since it also comes with available Aha™ infotainment and Subaru’s exclusive EyeSight driver-assist system, the 2014 Outback is even better to go out in, wherever it’s going.

America’s most fuel-efficient AWD crossover with its 33-mpg highway rating, the new Subaru XV Crosstrek is equally comfortable on local streets or wilderness trails, thanks in part to its 8.7-inch ground clearance. It too possesses Subaru’s Aha™ infotainment system, as well as a full cadre of genuine Subaru accessories. A soon-to-be-introduced XV Crosstrek Hybrid model will also feature HEV-type Lineartronic CVT.

Virtually all-new for 2014 is the Subaru Forester. The enhanced 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged Boxer engine provides the power to go virtually wherever one’s heart desires, plus great fuel efficiency with a 32-mpg highway rating. This year’s model, however, comes with a lot of exciting and new features, including available power rear gate, keyless access and start system, Lineartronic CVT, and Aha™ infotainment. Of course, one remaining asset is Subaru’s legendary AWD capability.

Subaru’s traditional sports car, the BRZ, remains one of the lightest and lowest in its class, with responsive handling that makes the journey as pleasurable as reaching its desired destination. The BRZ’s naturally-aspirated, direct-injected BOXER engine produces 100-hp per liter, resulting in 100-hp and 150 foot-pounds of torque for exceptional pick-up and performance, yet is still roomy enough to take luggage and two sets of golf clubs along for the ride. For 2014, all this is complemented by its available Aha™ infotainment system, both driver and front-passenger knee pads, and revised badging.

Impreza

At 36-mpg highway, the 2014 Subaru Impreza remains Americans most fuel-efficient AWD car, as well as one with low emissions, thanks to its PZEV-certified BOXER engine. In its new incarnation, Impreza is again available in four- and five-door body styles, both featuring a flexible cargo area and available state-of-the-art navigation assistance. However, for 2014, it comes with the new Aha™ infotainment system, and certain models are also equipped with a rear-vision camera for greater safety.

The other models — Tribeca, Legacy, and both WRX and WRX STI — are all equally impressive for the upcoming model year, offering today’s driver the complete spectrum of automotive superiority. “Subaru has done an amazing job with all its lines for 2014,” says Matt Fusco, Subaru Sales Manager at Hassett of Wantagh. “Whatever our customers are looking for in a vehicle, I promise these new Subarus will not disappoint. I invite everyone to visit our showroom on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh to see and experience these remarkable new models for themselves.”

Check out the New WRX Concept

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Over the years the Subaru WRX has become synonymous with speed and rally racing. It’s simply one of the best built, fastest, and coolest looking performance vehicles on the road today. And while it’s always fun to look at the WRX’s past, we would like to go ahead and take a look at the future of the Subaru WRX.

Earlier this year at the New York Auto Show, Subaru took the covers off of the all new WRX concept and let us see what we can be looking forward to. Unfortunately, there is not too much information available at this time about what is going to be under the hood, but we do know that Subaru has made many changes to this car as far as performance goes, and as you can see from the pictures below, the exterior of this concept car is fierce, sleek, and bold.

Here’s an excerpt from a Subaru press release that give a little more information on the new WRX: “Considerably lower, sleeker and wider, the Subaru WRX Concept delivers even more street presence than previous generations of WRX. The new grille design is larger and bolder and sets off the classic WRX hood scoop. A pronounced powerbulge provides clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler. A prominent hexagonal grille form and deep lower valences with air intakes are designed to enhance aerodynamics, add downforce and aid engine cooling.”

All of us here at Hassett can’t wait to see what comes of the new WRX concept. Hopefully you will be able to come see it here at our dealership either this year or next. Keep checking our blog and Facebook page for more updates!

WRX concept2

WRX concept 1

WRX concept