When Subaru unveiled the 2022 WRX, the automaker confirmed it off with an 11.6-inch, portrait-oriented infotainment display with help for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. Nonetheless, this is not the system that each purchaser is getting. As this video from Alex on Autos reveals, the entry-level unit is a far much less spectacular, dual-screen show.
There are two touchscreens with radio, media, and cellphone modes on high. The underside has the automobile management and driving help settings. In between, there are bodily buttons for the radio, media, residence, cellphone, and apps for accessing this stuff simply. A quantity knob is on the left; a radio tuning knob is on the precise. There are additionally buttons for tweaking the cabin temperature and defroster.
The huge plastic bezels across the outdoors of the display take up among the actual property that the 11.6-inch system would occupy. By trendy requirements, it isn’t probably the most good-looking or cutting-edge-looking show. The outdated structure seems misplaced on a brand new, performance-focused automobile.
A user on Reddit even created a picture evaluating the dual-screen look to a Nintendo 2DS (beneath).
To be truthful, this method just isn’t distinctive to the WRX. Each the Outback and Legacy have this identical show on their base fashions. Nonetheless, these autos are a couple of years outdated, so there may be considerably of an excuse to make use of these screens. This double show is a worse match on a brand new technology of the model’s venerable efficiency product.
Issues might be worse, although. In researching for this story, we discovered photographs of the Subaru Levorg’s base infotainment system for the Japanese market (beneath). Slightly than two screens, there may be simply the decrease one, and the design covers the higher space is a large chunk of plastic. From a design perspective, it is a tragedy.