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Subaru WRX etymology: What does its name mean, letters stand for?

The turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer AWD Subaru Impreza WRX has been idolised the world over, but what does its name mean and its letters stand for?

The WRX at the end of the hot Subaru Impreza WRX is short of World Rally eXperimental, although some times the name is denoted as meaning World Rally Cross.

Either way, the WRX was originally created to celebrating and marketing the company’s competitors in the World Rally Championship. All WRX models have featured turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer engines and all wheel drive.

Many models feature wider fenders, while later generations have diverged further and further away from the donor Impreza.