Subaru is celebrating 50 years in the North American market, and what better way to celebrate than releasing special editions of all their cars?
Debuting at the Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 10, 2018, to Feb. 19, 2018), Subaru is making 50th Anniversary Editions of every car they sell in North America, including the Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI.
What makes the 50th Anniversary edition of their cars so special? Mostly some fancy badges and the paint job. Every car will be painted in Heritage Blue, which is basically blue but a little lighter in shade and heavier in history.
Along with the new paint will be a fancy 50th Anniversary exterior emblem (usually beside the doors) as well as more 50th anniversary emblems on the seat stitching and carpeted floor mats. The emblem will also be found on the special alloy wheels being made for each car, except for the BRZ which will retain the same wheels it’s always had but have a neat 50th Anniversary sticker in the middle.
Each car will get satin chrome exterior trim, and the Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback also get it on the exterior side mirrors. The silver motif will continue inside, with silver belt buckles and silver stitching to go with the classic black upholstery.
Each car will be based on the highest trim level (except for the BRZ, which will be based on the second highest), and will have a very limited production run. The Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback will all have 1,050 of the special editions made, while the BRZ will have 250, the WRX will have 600, and the WRX STI will have 200 made.
Also, these 50th Anniversary editions will be expensive. The Impreza, for example, normally retails at $24,195 MSRP for the 2.0i Limited edition. The 50th Anniversary edition based on the same car will cost $28,340. That’s a price increase of $4,145 for what amounts to fancy wheels and chrome trim.
The BRZ special edition isn’t so bad with the normal version (Limited) at $28,445 while the 50th Anniversary is $29,940.
Most of these Subies are on sale now, but all of them will be available starting Feb. 15, 2018.