2015 Subaru WRX STI makes European debut in Geneva

Article by Eugene Conan, on March 11, 2014

Subaru has unveiled the new Subaru WRX STI sports saloon to the European audience at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. Subaru will start selling the Subaru WRX STI in the United Kingdom in May 1, 2014, and has already reserved first allocation of cars already, an indication of early demand. Subaru UK is urging interested buyers to register early if want to have their units delivered by September.

The latest-generation Subaru WRX STI is set to return to the UK a year after its predecessor was pull out from the market. It will have a starting from of £28,995. The new Subaru WRX STI features modifications and enhancements to its body, chassis, interior and packaging of the new STI. It also features an all new exterior, and Subaru has significantly stiffened its body and chassis to improve torsional rigidity.

It boasts of the latest iteration of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring, enabling maximum control and driver engagement.

Its suspension is performance-tuned for a flat but comfortable ride. Subaru also paid attention to the new hydraulic steering system, that employs a quicker ratio and stiffer steering rack.  The insides of the new WRX STI features soft touch materials in key areas, with new STI dials and carbon-effect and metal trim employed for a sporty feel and higher quality ambience.

The driver also could get his hand on a new, smaller-diameter D-shaped steering wheel that boasts of better feel. The new WRX STI is also roomier thanks to a 25mm increase in wheelbase. Likewise, the cabin also boasts of more shoulder and elbow room. Subaru also increase the cargo capacity in the boot is by 40 liters. The new WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged version of the four-cylinder Boxer engine providing 300PS at 6,000rpm and 407Nm toque at 4,000rpm.

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