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Next-gen Subaru WRX STI to use 298 kW turbo 2,4-litre boxer – report

A fresh report claims the next-generation Subaru WRX STI will switch to a turbocharged 2,4-litre boxer engine churning out as much as 298 kW.

According to Forbes, sources close to Subaru have confirmed the new WRX STI will employ a version of the Japanese firm’s latest FA24 powerplant, in this case tuned to deliver 298 kW and 490 N.m.

Those figures are considerably higher than the current SA-spec STI, which generates 221 kW and 407 N.m courtesy of a turbocharged 2,5-litre four-banger.

The report, which claims the new all-wheel-drive STI will hit the market at some point in 2021, suggests the FA24 unit (already used in the Ascent) will benefit from “significant upgrades”, including a reinforced crankshaft and reinforced pistons.

 

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Next-gen Subaru WRX STI to use 298 kW turbo 2,4-litre boxer – report

A fresh report claims the next-generation Subaru WRX STI will switch to a turbocharged 2,4-litre boxer engine churning out as much as 298 kW.

According to Forbes, sources close to Subaru have confirmed the new WRX STI will employ a version of the Japanese firm’s latest FA24 powerplant, in this case tuned to deliver 298 kW and 490 N.m.

Those figures are considerably higher than the current SA-spec STI, which generates 221 kW and 407 N.m courtesy of a turbocharged 2,5-litre four-banger.

The report, which claims the new all-wheel-drive STI will hit the market at some point in 2021, suggests the FA24 unit (already used in the Ascent) will benefit from “significant upgrades”, including a reinforced crankshaft and reinforced pistons.

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New Subaru WRX STi - What to Expect

There was a time when the gold-rimmed and tail-spoiler-adorned Subaru WRX STi was the final word in compact, forced-induction and all-wheel-drive road machines... then the Mercedes-AMG A45 (and other hyper hatchbacks) came along. Well, fear not, the Scooby is about to make an almighty comeback.

Born as a product of Subaru’s participation in the world rally championship through the Nineties and Noughties, which yielded multiple championships for the Fuji Heavy Industries brand, the (formerly Impreza-branded) WRX STi a became household name by virtue of its rorty turbocharged 2.0-litre flat-four (boxer) motor, symmetrical all-wheel drive, audacious boy-racer body kits and, invariably, the brand's inimitable Rally Blue paintwork.

The 2.0-litre EJ20 boxer engine, which debuted in 1989 and evolved over the next 30 years through, inter alia, the brand’s involvement in motorsport, powered several iterations of the WRX STi. Although the current model uses a 2.5-litre EJ257 motor, the iconic 2.0-litre unit was offered in the Japanese market until recently, when Subaru gave its revered EJ20 a respectful send-off with the EJ20 Final Edition derivative.

Of course, to call the current model “current” is a bit of misnomer, because whereas the WRX STi (and its WRX little brother) used to be based on the Impreza, the pair remain underpinned by the 4th-generation 4-door model (VA), while the 2.0-litre Impreza (in which guise it is offered in our market) is based on the 5th-generation model, based on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), as is the XV.

 

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Subaru's WRX S4 STI Sport#

Japanese customers have always been the first amongst equals, for Subaru.

Subaru has proven this, yet again, with its new WRX S4 STI Sport#. And yes, the naming convention does include a social media hashtag.

Differentiating this new limited edition WRX is a grey grille, blackened front spoiler and darkened 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside Subaru has been a touch more inspired, adding Recaro semi-bucket front seats with STI embroidery. The automatic transmission’s shifter also gains gloss black surface detailing and drivers take hold of a suede-trimmed steering wheel.

Powering the WRX S4 STI Sport# is Subaru’s familiar 2-litre horizontally-opposed turbocharged engine, which manages to boost 221 kW and 400 Nm, from four-cylinders. Those outputs are distributed to all four wheels, via a CVT transmission.


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Ford Mustang EcoBoost vs Subaru WRX vs VW Jetta GLI vs Honda Accord // Drag & Roll Race - Throttle House

 

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New Subaru WRX STI to debut in early 2022 with 294 kW – report

A fresh report out of Japan claims the new Subaru WRX STI will debut in March 2022, boasting an output as high as 294 kW.

According to Best Car Web, the new all-wheel-drive WRX STI will ride on the latest Subaru Global Platform, though also benefit from “significantly increased body rigidity”.

The report claims the high-performance sedan will employ a version of the Japanese firm’s FA24 turbocharged 2,4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver somewhere in the region of 294 kW. The publication furthermore suggests the new WRX STI will be offered in six-speed manual form only, with no option of an automatic transmission.


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2017 Subaru WRX STI Review - Is The Impreza's Last Hurrah Worth Buying? - JayEmm on Cars

 

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2021 Toyota GR Yaris vs Subaru Impreza WRX STI track test & performance review - CarExpert

 

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New Subaru WRX to debut soon, Mitsubishi Evo still not happening

What once was a passion-fuelled vehicle segment, populated by rally-bred all-wheel drive sedans, is now a shadow of its former self, with Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evo having departed five years ago and Subaru’s latest WRX – introduced in 2014 – feeling in desperate need of replacement. That successor is set to come shortly, however, with reports indicating that the new-generation Subaru WRX will make its debut in August this year.

According to CarsGuide, the redesigned WRX will be powered by a new 2,4-litre turbopetrol engine that produces in the region of 220 kW – which is 23 kW more than the current model musters, and just 1 kW shy of today’s STI. But that’s not all, as they say in the infomercials, as the new WRX STI model is expected to boast a far bigger gain in the region of 80 kW, with CarsGuide reporting that an output of around 300 kW is likely. While the WRX will offer a choice between six-speed manual and CVT transmissions, the STI will apparently be a manual-only affair.

 

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New 2022 Subaru WRX previewed ahead of reveal this year

Fan-favourite, rally-ready saloon returns for 2022, but a European launch remains unlikely

Subaru is bringing back the hallowed WRX nameplate once again for a four-wheel-drive performance saloon based on its mass-market Impreza.

Previewed for the first time in a darkened image, the new model will revive characteristic WRX styling cues including a gaping bonnet scoop, while retaining its four-door, three-box silhouette. Wider fenders and a prominent rear wing are almost certain to appear, too, as part of a more aggressive stance inspired by 2017's Viziv Performance concept.

The Japanese manufacturer is not divulging further details, save for promising that it "will be here so fast, it will take your breath away". It will also, Subaru said, be "powerful, agile and completely redesigned".


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All-new Subaru WRX teased, and it’s rumoured to have 220 kW

Subaru has released the first official teaser of its all-new WRX sedan, and with that the Japanese carmaker has confirmed that it will be revealed this year.

Although the new Subaru WRX will no doubt be based on the Impreza to some degree, the new performance model appears to have a slightly different rear door shape to the current Impreza. As with the outgoing WRX, the new one will also have a completely distinctive front end design, complete with a larger grille and a massive bonnet scoop.

Subaru hasn’t released any of the details as yet, but CarsGuide recently reported that the new WRX would be powered by a new 2,4-litre turbopetrol engine that produces in the region of 220 kW, which would make it almost as powerful as today’s STI. As for the latter, the Australian publication also reported that the new STI – set to follow at a later date – is likely to offer around 300 kW, which would put it right up there with the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S. However, it is expected that the STI will be offered with a manual gearbox only, whereas the WRX will continue to offer CVT as an option.

 

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Next Subaru STI coming in 2022 with around 260 kW – report

Subaru has already announced that its next-generation WRX sedan will make its international debut before the end of this year, but what is the deal with its more powerful STI sibling? That, you can expect to surface in 2022 and the rumours about its specifics are already flying fast and furious.

According to Drive, which cited reports from Japanese publication Goo-net, the new WRX and STI models will be powered by turbocharged versions of the 2,4-litre ‘FA24’ flat four engine found in the latest Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 coupe models. But whereas previous reports said that the STI could produce as much as 300 kW, the latest rumours suggest that the figure will be closer to 260 kW. The tamer WRX variant, meanwhile, is expected to produce around 220 kW. As per earlier reports, the WRX’s engine will be paired with a CVT gearbox, while the STI will offer the option of a manual tranny.

Interestingly, it is expected that the new WRX and STI models will be the last Subaru’s to come without any form of hybrid electrification.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/next-subaru-sti-coming-2022-around-260-kw-report/
 

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Everything We Can Learn About The 2022 Subaru WRX Before We Get To See It In Full

We're treated to a few clues about Subaru's next special-stage slayer before its August 19 reveal.

The 2022 WRX is nearly upon us, and Subaru is whetting everyone’s appetite with a couple of photos and a short teaser video full of quick cuts of the sport sedan drifting about, mostly obscured by dust. There’s simply no other way to tease a new WRX.

As you’d suspect we never get a clear look at the car in the clip, which you can see in full on Subaru’s website. For that, we’ll have to wait until the New York International Auto Show kicks off on August 19.

What we can see are small details in very snap, close-up shots. And these details in and of themselves are kind of interesting, because they deviate from the stereotypical WRX getup. The car in the video is orange, for one — like that pastel-toned, glossy shade you sometimes see on Crosstreks. (It’s almost what you’d get on a Hawkeye Spec C Type RA-R, too.)


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Next-gen Subaru WRX teased yet again with a reveal scheduled for August

As the official reveal of the next-gen Subaru WRX draws closer, the Japanese manufacturer gives us yet another look of its performance sedan. While still not revealing much, we can see the four door car kicking up some dust in the desert.

The brand says that the next-gen Subaru WRX will officially break cover on the 19th of August this year where it will take the stage at the New York International Auto Show. Accompanying this announcement is a short teaser video which reveals further details.

Our first glimpse of the profile reveals that the performance sedan will adopt some plastic cladding for the wheel arches and a slightly sloped C-pillar. The close-up shot of the rear further details this cladding that appears to wrap around the rear bumper as well. Dynamic characteristics of the rear are further enhanced by a set of chrome-tipped exhaust tailpipes.

We don’t see much of the interior but the video confirms that the next-gen Subaru WRX will boast a redline of 6 000 r/min. This is just over 500 r/min less than the outgoing model. The detail shot of the rolling wheels don’t reveal much but again, we see the black plastic cladding carry on over to the front bumper as well as black alloy wheels housing a set of brake discs.

 

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Next-generation Subaru WRX reveal delayed due to NYIAS cancellation

The next-generation Subaru WRX was set to be revealed at this year’s New York Autoshow alongside the Forester Wilderness but now that the show has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, this unveiling has been pushed back.

Speaking to Carscoops, a spokesperson for the brand said “We have not confirmed when information about WRX or the next Wilderness model will be released due to the cancellation of NYIAS,”

Subaru says that an official reveal date for its two products have not been finalised.

It’s understood that the next-generation Subaru WRX will be taking a new direction that’s more in roots with its rally heritage. The teaser video that previewed the model not too long ago showed key design elements such as plastic cladding for the wheel arches. This is not too unlike what we got to see with the Subaru Viziv Performance concept that broke cover in 2017.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/rumours/next-generation-subaru-wrx-reveal-delayed/
 

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Long-awaited Subaru WRX confirmed for September 10 reveal

The 2022 Subaru WRX was originally scheduled to make its world debut at the New York Auto Show on 19 August, but since the show was cancelled due to lingering Covid-19 concerns, the new-generation performance sedan’s reveal has been delayed.

Thankfully Subaru WRX fans won’t have to wait too long to see it, as the Japanese carmaker has confirmed that it will reveal the new model on Friday, 10 September.

Apart from releasing a few teaser images, Subaru isn’t telling us much about the new WRX ahead of time, although we do know that it has been completely redesigned. Styling is likely to take inspiration from the Viziv Performance Concept.

As for fire power, the rumours have been flying, with CarsGuide recently reporting that the 2022 Subaru WRX will be powered by a new 2.4-litre turbopetrol engine, with an expected output of around 220kW. That’s just 1kW shy of today’s STI model. On that topic, the new STI will get an uprated version of the new 2.4, with a rumoured output in the region of 260kW.

 

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WHY Would Anyone BUY a Subaru WRX STI in 2022?! - TheStraightPipes

Agreed the old Gen STi is thirsty.

If you want a pure old school driving experience I would say get one of these now since the next generation that should be unveiled soon will be a radical departure from the old recipe. I think plenty of people will enjoy that.

Plenty people question why the smaller WRX has not really gained any horsepower over the years but then again almost most of the cars in the same class and price bracket still have lower power figures even today
 
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