JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - It's here! Subaru South Africa has just launched the new WRX.It’s been seven years since the last road-going Impreza WRX was launched in South Africa and now the automaker says the new WRX will "elevate the driving experience and premium feel with high specifications and advanced technical engineering". IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Subaru WRXSubaru South Africa says the fourth-generation model is built on a long history and poised to continue to enjoy a cult following locally with traditional WRX characteristics. Born out of the World Rally Championship, the Subaru WRX is revered the world over as "one of the most formidable sports vehicles”.BORN OUT OF RACINGThe WRX STI will arrive in South Africa later in 2014 but in limited numbers.Under the WRX's bonnet lies a new two-litre DOHC direct injection turbocharged boxer petrol capable of 197kW/350Nm. It can be mated to either to a six-speed manual or Sport Lineartronic CVT, either of which transfers the power and torque to Subaru’s all-wheel drive system which, in the case of the new WRX, also features active torque vectoring for crisper turn-in and improved cornering dynamics.The petrol engine enables to it reach 0-100km/h in six seconds (6.3 for the Lineartronic) and top speed of 240km/h.Subaru SA’s marketing manager Ashley Lazarus said: "The all-new WRX represents a new era for Subaru's greatest performance vehicle. "It also brings true sports-car performance and handling to a more affordable level, being benchmarked against some of the world's most revered sports cars but available at a much lower price."The new Subaru WRX is available with a three-year or 100 000km warranty and Subaru's three-year or 75 000km maintenance plan, which can be optionally extended at purchase. Service intervals 15 000km.PRICESSubaru WRX Premium 6MT - R449 000Subaru WRX Premium Sport LineartronicT CVT - R469 00Read more details about the 2014 Subaru WRX here.