Subaru Canada Announces Its Exclusive & Limited 2019 WRX Raiu Edition

Limited edition Raiu Edition the first special edition WRX in Canada in more than 15 years. (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)

MISSISSAUGA: Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) has announce the introduction of the 2019 WRX Raiu Edition, marking the first special edition of its famed WRX model sold in Canada in more than 15 years.

Limited to just 100 units across the country, this Canadian-exclusive performance sedan derives its name from the Japanese word for thunderstorm, which describes its characteristics and capabilities perfectly.

Powered by a stout 2.0-litre turbocharged SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engine, the WRX Raiu Edition makes 268 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque and comes equipped exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.

In addition to all the features that make the rally-bred WRX so fun to drive, the Raiu Edition boasts several exclusive upgrades to enhance its appeal — and exclusivity.

Based on the WRX Sport-tech RS, this new special edition model stands apart with dynamic visual and performance enhancements, including STI-branded front lip, side sill and rear side spoilers, as well as an STI-branded short-throw shifter.

Rounding out the upgrades are black interior and exterior accents, 18-inch alloy wheels painted in a gunmetal finish, and an exclusive Cool Grey Khaki exterior colour.

That’s in addition to the Sport-tech RS trim’s existing features, including Recaro front seats and Ultrasuede upholstery front and rear, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, Jurid front brake pads and red painted brake calipers at all four corners.

Priced at $40,995, the 2019 WRX Raiu Edition is limited to just 100 units Canada-wide, and will soon be arriving at Subaru dealers across the country, Subaur Canada announced – CNW