2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI

FiestaST

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Looks like a mild update. WRX = 200kw. WRX STI = 227kw.

"Subaru of America, Inc.introduced the 2018 WRX and WRX STI, each debuting performance, comfort, design and safety enhancements for a more rewarding driving experience. The new models reach Subaru retailers in spring 2017.

A restyled front fascia WRX and WRX STI shows a sportier attitude, highlighted by a more pronounced grille design, along with a larger lower grille opening. The WRX Limited and all STI feature redesigned LED Steering Responsive Headlights that help illuminate curves in nighttime driving. For greater versatility, all WRX and STI models now feature new roof rack mounting brackets.

WRX for 2018

With its 268-hp, 2.0-liter direct injection turbocharged BOXER engine, Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, the rally-bred WRX is a performance and value benchmark in the high-performance AWD sport-compact segment. The WRX comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and offers an optional performance automatic transmission, the Sport Lineartronic CVT with manual mode.

The WRX features new front and rear suspension tuning for improved steering stability and ride comfort, while retaining the car's high cornering performance capability. Subaru significantly enhanced shifter feel for the 6-speed manual transmission, with a new synchro design and reduced friction, along with smoother clutch take-up. The WRX electric power steering (EPS) was revised to provide an even smoother, more natural feel, while integrating the steering motor and electronic control unit reduces weight."

https://www.netcarshow.com/subaru/2018-wrx/

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FiestaST

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WRX STI for 2018

A comprehensive handling enhancement for the 2018 STI includes the revised suspension tuning as featured on the WRX, plus a revised DCCD AWD system, significantly upgraded brakes and this model's first-ever 19-inch wheels. The DCCD system, which previously used a combination of mechanical and electronic center limited slip differential control, now uses electronic control for quicker and smoother response. The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a striking Y-shaped spoke design and carry 245/35R19 tires that help raise cornering performance while giving the STI an even more aggressive stance.

The yellow-painted brake calipers identify a significantly upgraded Brembo Performance Brake System that now uses stronger monoblock 6-piston calipers in front, monoblock 2-piston calipers in the rear and larger, drilled rotors all around for better heat dissipation. New brake pads provide significantly greater surface area for improved braking feel and fade resistance. The STI also offers the Recaro seats (standard on STI Limited, optional for base trim).

Powered by a 305-hp 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the WRX STI brings rally-bred performance technology to the road with Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Standard handling technologies include Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control.

https://www.netcarshow.com/subaru/2018-wrx_sti/

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3WA

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Hot damn. Maybe I should get a proper job so I can go buy this.
 

Beachless

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As much as I like scoobies the current shape just looks all wrong to me. :crying:
 

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Subaru revealed the new Impreza quite some time ago, but now we finally have the WRX and WRX STI editions which feature some minor improvements, including a slight bump in power.

The redesign of Subaru’s performance sedan is rather minor as differences can only be noticed in the front fascia. Other minor adjustments include new head- and taillamps and some practical roof rack mounting brackets. A new set of 18-inch wheels complete the exterior image.

The standard WRX makes use of the 2,0-litre boxer engine which has been pushed to 200 kW. It retains the symmetrical all-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring managed by a standard six-speed manual or optional CVT.

The electric power steering has also been revised to feel a little more responsive.

An optional performance package includes 8-way Recaro seats, red-painted brake calipers with upgraded JURID brake pads and removes the sunroof to reduce overall mass.

With regards to the hotter WRX STI, while using the 2,5-litre boxer engine, the power has been bumped up to 227 kW. This power is delivered to all four wheels through the revised DCCD AWD system.

Handling and stopping capabilities are also improved thanks to the upgraded six-piston front and two-piston rear caliper braking system and 245/35 R19 tyre setup.

These models are expected to hit international showrooms by Q2. No word as yet as to when they will reach South Africa.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/subaru-wrx-sti-gains-a-bit-of-power-for-2018/
 

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Facelifted Subaru WRX, WRX STI confirmed for SA


The facelifted Subaru WRX and WRX STI will arrive in South Africa in the third quarter of 2017. Get the details here…

Subaru showed the facelifted WRX and WRX STI at the Detroit Motor Show and Subaru South Africa has confirmed that the models will be offered in South Africa in the third quarter of 2017. The WRX and WRX STI feature an updated design with enhancements made to performance, comfort and safety.

What’s changed?

The Subaru WRX and WRX STI features updated styling and improved performance.

The facelifted version of the WRX and WRX STI features a sportier front fascia with a revised grille and larger lower grille opening. Night time driving is further improved with redesigned LED Steering Responsive Headlights and roof rack mounting brackets are now included.

The WRX is powered by a 200 kW 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine with all-wheel drive and active torque vectoring. The engine mated to a revised 6-speed manual transmission or an optional Sport CVT with manual mode. The WRX also features new front and rear suspension for improved stability and ride comfort. Furthermore, the electric power steering has been revised too and now offers a “smoother, more natural feel” according to Subaru. Standard 18-inch wheels with a new double-spoke design are fitted.

As for the WRX STI, a 227 kW 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer engine is utilised in conjunction with a Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) symmetrical all-wheel drive system, torque vectoring and a Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control. Suspension on the STI has been revised and the Brembo Performance Brake System has been upgraded with stronger callipers at the front and rear. The STI rides on new 19-inch alloy wheels for the first time, featuring a Y-shaped spoke design and Recaro seats are offered too.

Improved interior and safety

The facelifted Subaru WRX and WRX STI features improved interior quality and finishes.

Interior materials in both the WRX and WRX STI have been upgraded and the models now feature a rear seat armrest with cup holders and redesigned door grips. A larger 5.9-inch multi-function display is fitted for better visibility and the electric boot lid has also been revised to open faster than before. The WRX Premium derivative will feature an upgraded 7-inch STARLINK multimedia system.

In terms of safety, the front structure has been revised to enhance performance in the event of a front-end collision. EyeSight Driver Assist Technology will be offered, including Vehicle Hold (AVH) and the new EyeSight Assist Monitor (EAM). The vehicle hold function will effectively hold the vehicle on all road grades while the EyeSight Assist Monitor will use LED indicators to display EyeSight status and alerts on the windscreen, without the driver taking eyes off the road.

We will keep you updated when local specification and pricing becomes available, so stay tuned

http://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/facelifted-subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-confirmed-for-sa/42980/
 

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Five new Subarus confirmed for SA in 2017

Subaru South Africa has confirmed that it’s bringing five new products to South Africa during the course of 2017. The launch frenzy will kick off with the all-new Impreza sedan during the second quarter, which will be followed by the new XV crossover, Levorg WRX wagon and updated WRX and STI sedans.

Subaru Impreza

After skipping a generation, the Impreza sedan is returning to South Africa in non-WRX form and the fifth generation model that we’ll be receiving towards the end of the second quarter appears to have grown up in every sense of the word.

Built on Subaru’s brand new ‘Global Platform’ the four-door is powered by a new 115kW direct injection flat-four Boxer engine, sending power to all four wheels via Subaru’s renowned Symmetrical all-wheel drive system.

Keeping with the technological times, the new Impreza will feature a 20.3cm touch-screen infotainment system complete with voice-controlled satnav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone-pairing and various other online apps.

Subaru’s ‘EyeSight’ driver assistance system will become available in the Impreza from the third quarter of 2017. The package of active safety features uses stereo colour-reading cameras and various software to warn you of impending collisions and brake for you if necessary while also offering lane departure and sway warning, reverse assistance and adaptive cruise control.

All-new XV Crossover

Closely based on the latest Impreza and set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7, the next-generation XV crossover will reach South African shores during the third quarter of this year.

Although not much information has been released as yet, and the best picture we can offer you is the teaser sketch above, it’s a sure bet that the XV will mirror the Impreza in most respects. Expect it to offer the same 115kW 2-litre engine as well as the new 20.3cm touch-screen infotainment system.

What Subaru SA has confirmed is that the XV will debut with the aforementioned EyeSight driver assistance systems and will be fitted with hill descent control to help it off the beaten track.

Subaru Levorg

The vehicle that many thought would remain a JDM dream is now coming to South Africa, although it won’t be based on the new Impreza.

Essentially a wagon version of the WRX sedan, which still uses the previous Impreza’s platform, the Levorg is powered by a 2-litre direct injection Boxer four, rated at 197kW and 350Nm.

South Africa will be getting the 2018-spec Levorg, which will feature freshened exterior and interior styling and improved suspension.

Expect to see the Levorg on local shores during the third quarter.

Subaru WRX and WRX STI facelifts

Also due in the third quarter is the updated WRX (pictured above) and WRX STI (below). Though they’re still based on the previous Impreza, the two performers have been given a makeover with new grilles and bumpers upfront and redesigned alloy wheels.

Furthermore, Subaru has tinkered with the suspension and steering, improved NVH levels and modernised the cabins with larger TFT screens.

The same 197kW/350Nm 2-litre direct injection turbopetrol provides motivation, linked to either a six-speed manual or CVT gearbox.

Likewise the STI retains its 221kW/407Nm 2.5-litre turbo motor, but gets beefed up brakes and a fully electronic limited-slip differential replaces the previous Driver Control Centre Differential.

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/five-new-subarus-confirmed-for-sa-in-2017-7955953
 

kat06sa

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If i'm not mistaken. It's still the same 10 year old engine in the STI?
 

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2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI

R720k but yeah I get what you saying

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