Subaru WRX STI, which will make its global debut at the Detroit motor show next week.
model is scheduled to go on sale in North America and key global
markets for Subaru in 2015. It will become Subaru's flagship performance
car for the US, and is based on the new WRX saloon which was revealed at the LA motor show in November last year.
UK is yet to commit to taking the new WRX in either standard or STI
flavour. However, Autocar understands that Subaru's UK importer will
bring the STI version only to the UK if it can be sold here for less
than £30,000. It is currently in talks with Subaru headuqarters in Japan
about making this happen.
Subaru has declared the standard WRX
as the "the best-handling WRX ever". It is powered by a 2.0-litre,
four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine, the same unit used in the new Subaru Forester, which produces 264bhp.
is unknown what performance changes Subaru will make to this engine for
the STI version, but at least 300bhp is expected for the
A new, more aggressive bodywork package is expected for the STI, alongside sports suspension and braking systems.
Thanks to: Autocar