2018 Subaru WRX & WRX STI

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2018 Subaru STI vs Civic Type R vs Focus RS review

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What's new on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI - The Hooniverse

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Still looks crap compared to previous WRX STI'S

yip agree 100% - they need to fire their designers and go back to what once made them so popular.Aggressive and over the top is what a STI should be.Dont try to compete with companies like Toyota who know how to make boring average joe cars.
 

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

Hallo Kat

You are correct. Impreza has been using the EJ series engines for along time. The new WRX is fitted with the FA 2 litre engine.
For STI they decided to retain the EJ 2.5 litre engine as the 2018 is actually just a facelift model.

STI that is Subaru's sport division decided to only start using the new FA 2 litre plant to get the STI badge when the new model comes out in 2020.
STI decided that they need development time to get the best combination as the smaller cc engine do have higher potential but because of different weight and power curves they are doing new developments on a new gearbox new Diffs new brakes different suspension geometry.

If I was going to buy a STI I would wait till the new model arrives.
 

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Subaru drops teaser images previewing next-gen WRX

The Subaru Viziv Performance Concept likely previews the next-generation WRX.

Subaru has released a pair of teaser images essentially previewing the next-generation version of the WRX sedan.

Dubbed the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept, the new show car will be on display at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October.

The Japanese automaker says the new concept “expresses the enjoyment of driving” in the form of a “sports sedan style”, while “realising its future vision for safety with advanced driver-assist technology”.

Subaru has yet to reveal exactly when we can expect to see the new WRX and WRX STI, which will be based on the latest Impreza.

Subaru will also use the event in Tokyo to show off its new limited edition BRZ STI Sport and WRX STI-based S208 variants, both of which will be exclusive to the Japanese market.

Also expect to see the Outback Limited Smart Edition, XV Fun Adventure Concept and Impreza Future Sport Concept on Subaru’s stand in Tokyo.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/subaru-drops-teaser-images-previewing-next-gen-wrx/

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2018 Subaru WRX review - CarAdvice

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Subaru WRX STI S208 Special Edition is new range-topper

New Tokyo motor show model gets 324bhp and sharper set-up; it won't be coming to Britain

Subaru’s WRX STI can be had with more power and quicker responses in Japan with the launch of the S208 Special Edition.

The model, limited to 450 units, gets a 28bhp hike to produce 324bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre flat-four.

STI equipment is added as standard to enhance the car’s agility, including a faster steering rack, adjustable Bilstein damping and active torque vectoring for the rear wheels.

The car sits on STI 19in wheels and features a carbon rear spoiler and bespoke front splitter.

Inside, there are STI Recaro sports seats and bespoke instrument displays designed to emphasise the car’s harder-edged performance.

Just two colours are offered with the S208 Special Edition: World Rally Blue Pearl and Crystal While Pearl.

A limited-run Cool Grey Khaki is also available but only when the car is specified with an NBR Challenge Package. This trim, inspired by the Nürburgring, adds a carbon rear wing and carbon roof.

Subaru’s top-ranking WRX STI will be sold in Japan only, with no plans for it to be offered in Europe at this stage. The car is on show at the Tokyo motor show alongside a BRZ STI Sport and Viziv concept. The latter previews the next WRX.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/...wrx-sti-s208-special-edition-new-range-topper

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The only non hyper car I'll drive with a wing at the back, it's nice.
 

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Subaru Viziv Performance Concept previews next WRX

Subaru Motor Corporation unveiled the Subaru Viziv Performance Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, which shows a preview of the next-generation WRX.

Subaru claims its Viziv concept car 'embodies the brand's vision for the future of making cars that deliver Enjoyment and Peace of Mind to its customers.' As is the way with Subaru, this concept features all-wheel drive and a boxer engine. Despite the future looking very autonomous, Subaru promises its products will still be fun to drive. It will also be very safe thanks to advanced driver assist functions combining the next-generation EyeSight system.

The Subaru Viziv Performance concept features a rigid body with a low centre of gravity, extensive use of carbon fibre and plenty of go-faster addenda such as bumpers and fenders. The all-new Subaru EyeSight technology will be launched in 2020 and it includes a comprehensive setup featuring GPS and driver-assist tech.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/subaru-viziv-performance-concept-previews-next-wrx/44136/

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Subaru WRX STI Final Edition launched

Limited edition, with only 150 units available, costs £33,995 and marks the end of the model

Subaru has launched the WRX STI Final Edition - a limited-run special to celebrate the end of the brand’s legendary motorsport-honed flagship model.

The car has been uprated mechanically with larger brakes housed behind 19in wheels and a multi-mode driver’s control centre differential to help with cornering agility.

Subaru says the WRX STI will not be produced any more as the brand’s performance pinnacle and it will instead use the car as inspiration for future models.

Despite this, Subaru produced a striking concept for the Tokyo motor show that appeared to foreshadow a next-generation performance car akin to the WRX STI. The Viziv Performance concept, if it reaches production, will go on sale under a new name following the announced death of the WRX STI.

Marking out the Final Edition WRX STI on the outside are a redesigned front bumper and a Final Edition badge. The brake calipers are painted yellow. The interior has also been upgraded, with gloss black trim and red highlights. The infotainment screen has grown to 5.9in and the instruments are revised.

The special-edition car costs £33,995, which is £2000 more than the standard WRX STI. Orders are being taken now.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/subaru-wrx-sti-final-edition-launched

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The end of a legacy. This is sad. They don't even produce the Evo anymore, do they?
 

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Swansong for Subaru WRX: Final edition released

WRX STI is the iconic Subaru model; the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit.

Subaru UK launch the WRX STI Final Edition, strictly limited to 150 models to say farewell to this brand icon and mark the end of this era of Subaru’s heritage in the UK.

*Subaru SA told Wheels24 that they will continue to sell the STI locally.

Only 150 will be built

With the launches of new models, and investment in platform and powertrains going forward, the timing has felt right to open a new chapter for Subaru and allow WRX STI’s heritage to inform future developments rather than being continued.

The Final Edition has a series of upgrades across key areas of the car, making this the most capable WRX STI sold in the UK and fitting tribute to its legacy.

Driving performance has been improved by changing from mechanical and electronic to electronic control of the Multi-Mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential (DCCD) which provides optimum cornering ability. The wheel size has been increased to 19 inches to house new larger brembo brakes with yellow painted calipers, which improve fade-resistance and brake performance and a consistent pedal feel when driving on the limit.

The front bumper has been redesigned to look more purposeful with the lower grille blacked out with a geometric textured panel, and has a larger opening to enhance cooling performance. The hexagonal grille has been sharpened and defined and a black surround has been added. The Subaru wing design which flows through to the C-shaped headlights has been incorporated, hinting at the Boxer engine under the bonnet. A Final Edition badge is positioned on the door.

Inside, high gloss black inserts are added to the instrument panel, gear stick surround, door panels and steering wheel with red stitching and red seatbelts fitted to tie the scheme together. The front seats are now heated, and a larger 15cm multi-function display has been added to the top of the dash. The instrument panel design has also been updated. The infotainment system now includes DAB radio and a reversing camera is included to make parking easier.

WRX STI is also fitted with bi-functional projector LED lights, with a single bulb enabling High Beam Assist to switch between high and low beam automatically. High Beam Assist operates via a single-lens camera, which is installed in the front windscreen and detects when an onward car is approaching. The lights are also steering responsive, turning to the left or right depending on the driver’s steering input and illuminates more of the corner. Both technologies enhance visibility at night, allowing a clear view of the corners ahead.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/swansong-for-subaru-wrx-final-edition-released-20171103
 

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Subaru WRX STI spec.R 2018 review - CarsGuide

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Next Subaru WRX STI set for hybrid reinvention

A hiatus for the hot hatch model will come before a new, "more emissions-friendly" WRX STI is launched

The next Subaru WRX STI will be a more emissions-friendly model, according to Subaru Europe’s sales and marketing manager David Dello Stritto.

Speaking with Dutch website AutoRAI, Dello Stritto confirmed that the WRX STI’s 2.5-litre turbocharged boxer engine “can simply not exist in the future”. That engine is likely to be replaced by a plug-in hybrid.

The addition of electric motors opens up several possibilities for the model, including the option of electrically driven rear wheels or keeping the brand’s signature boxer engine as the combustion element of a plug-in hybrid.

The hot hybrid Subaru will not be introduced soon, however, with a hiatus in the timeline of the model as the current version exits the brand’s product line-up, while a hybrid powertrain for the next version is developed.

“There will really be a new WRX STI in the future, but it takes time.” Dello Stritto said. “We’re not giving up on 'fun to drive'. The new Impreza delivers this fun in a different, more sensible, CO2 emissions-compliant way.”

Although Dello Stritto did not confirm explicitly that the next WRX STI would be a hybrid, he said “Subaru is looking carefully at market developments and makes its future plan with this information in mind”, hinting at the global push for electrification by both the car industry and global legislators.

No timespan has been given for when the electrified WRX STI will arrive, but its future aesthetic was signposted by the Viziv Performance concept of the Tokyo motor show this year. Details of the concept's powertrain were not disclosed, except that the model featured a boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive.

The new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) architecture will be the underpinnings for the future WRX; the modular platform has been engineered with hybrids in mind, featuring a protected space for batteries and electric motors. An electric Subaru model is scheduled for launch in 2020, although this will likely be a more mass-market offering than the niche WRX STI.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/next-subaru-wrx-sti-set-hybrid-reinvention

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