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There is nothing more exciting happening this month than the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon - especially with all the concepts that are being uncovered. Apart from the Toyota GR Super Sport with almost 1,000 horsepower, the next one in line is the new Subaru Viziv Performance STI. In other words, it means a new WRX STI is being developed as the concept provides a number of things to come as far as the sporty sedan’s next generation.
So what can we expect? Well, the automaker has not shared a lot of technical details but they did say that the concept will give us an idea of what the future will look like for Subaru - with their goal to deliver enjoyment and peace of mind to its customers.
When looking at the images, the front fascia shows a more aggressive and race-ready Viziv Performance concept. The bumper now looks beefier, while the alloy wheels look bigger. The quad exhaust in the rear is quite prominent, as well as the massive rear wing with side extensions. Overall, it looks a lot like the concept we saw last October at the Tokyo Motor Show, but with race ready bits and pieces.Read the entire article Subaru unveils Viziv Performance STI Concept at 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon
During the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in late October and early November, Subaru unveiled the Viziv Performance Concept. Described by the carmaker a sports sedan that builds on its race as well as on its rally heritage, the attention-grabbing Viziv Performance Concept provides a glimpse into the next generation of the Subaru WRX. Now, it seems the next-generation Subaru WRX would be heavily influenced by the design of the Viziv Performance concept.
As revealed by company design chief Mamoru Ishii to British auto magazine Autocar, Subaru is expected to release the next-generation WRX sports sedan in 2020. Ishii noted that when the Japanese carmaker unveiled the Viziv Performance at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the concept received very positive feedback. Thanks to the affirmative response gained by the concept, Subaru decided to transfer many of its design and styling cues to the next-gen WRX, Ishii added. This means customers could expect a number of similarities between the Viziv Performance concept and the next generation of the WRX sports sedan when the latter is launched to the market by the end of the decade.
The Viziv Performance concept is gifted with an aggressive yet elegant front end. Its decidedly aggressive front grille, taut body shape, sporty bonnet scoop and angular wheel arches as well as flared front fenders and sleekly sculpted waist all point to the kind of performance the concept might offer while pointing to Subaru’s “Dynamic x Solid” design direction. Overall, the Viziv Performance concept features a geometrical shape that would really look great when carried to the new Subaru concept. As Ishii remarked, these design elements would allow the next-gen Subaru WRX to look fast even when at a standstill.Read the entire article Next-generation Subaru WRX to adopt styling of Viziv Performance Concept
Subaru customers and fans in the United States have been somewhat envious of their counterparts in Japan. This is because Subaru, most of the time, launches high-performance special edition models exclusive for the Japanese market. But this time, American fans and customers are getting what they’ve long wanted.
This coming spring 2018, Subaru will commence sales of not just one, but two hardcore limited edition models – the 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA and the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS. Each model will be available with just 500 units, with the WRX STI Type RA priced at $48,995 and the BRZ tS at $33,495. Prices exclude the $860 destination and delivery cost.
The 2018 WRX STI Type RA offers higher levels of performance through its reduced weight as well as upgrades made to its engine and suspension. Its 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine delivers 310 hp thanks to a new cold air intake, high flow performance exhaust, a retuned ECU and stronger pistons. The gearing of its six-speed manual transmission has also been revised.Read the entire article 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS arrive in the US this spring, pricing details released
The BRZ may be one of Subaru’s best-selling cars, and it seems like it is also the automaker’s favourite. The reason why I said that is because the Japanese car maker has just revealed another variant of the BRZ, the STI Sport. The special edition model will have some extra updates here and there, and will only be sold exclusively in Japan. Subaru Tecnica International signed this latest project and said that whoever gets behind the wheel of this fun-to-drive sports car will experience “pure handling delight”, as it delivers superior handling and ride quality compared to the normal BRZ. This model will make its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show just a month from now.
Just because it is a Sport trim, does not instantly mean that it will have more power. In fact, it does not. However, it does get the same exclusive suspension tuning and body rigidity that all BRZ versions have. The STI Sport trim is currently the highest specification of the coupe to date and that it will be available in a bespoke Cool Grey Khaki paint. Being the range topper, it is natural that it gets additional tweaks in and outside the car.
Those who are interested in the BRZ STI Sport can already sign up at Japanese dealerships. However, unlike regular vehicles, it will not be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The company will hold a lottery, and will randomly select names of people who will be eligible to purchase one. We should find out more about this as the automakers announces the procedure and the full mechanics of the lottery at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 25.Read the entire article Subaru BRZ STI Sport Special Edition will soon arrive at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
It seems like an increase in price has become a trend for automotive companies lately. Genesis isn’t alone when it comes to this. Subaru had just announced that the 2018 WRX will have a price tag of $27,855, while the WRX STI will be at $36,955, inclusive of the destination free. And if you compare these prices to the 2017 models sold last year, you will see a slight difference across all trims.
For the Subaru WRX, there is a $340 increase from the 2017 models of the standard, premium, and premium CVT trims, while a more noticeable increase of $640 for the limited and limited CVT trims. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI, on the other hand, goes up further with a $940 increase compared to the 2017 model. The 2018 standard trim now costs $36,955 (from $36,015), and the two limited trims now have a price tag of $41,755 (from $40,815). Now if you’re reading this, you might regret not having purchased a 2017 model. Take note that there is a destination fee of $860 on top of the base price, which also increased by $40 compared to last year.
Physically, the 2018 WRX models have a more distinct look thanks to its more angular fascia. The limited trim, and all STI models have steering-responsive LED headlights as well.Read the entire article There is a price hike for all Subaru WRX and STI trims for 2018 model year
Subaru’s performance division is expanding into the U.S. and to announce this plan, it has introduced the STI Performance Concept at the New York International Auto Show. Subaru of America, Inc. revealed that the STI Performance Concept signals the expansion of Subaru Tecnica International (STI) into aftermarket parts, STI-tuned cars and motorsports – its three core business areas.
In fact, STI-engineered parts have already started to replace Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT) aftermarket parts in the U.S. market. This move is also evident with the heightened presence of STI in Subaru of America’s Global RallyCross team.
We’re expecting that more models that were tuned by STI will be offered in the U.S. Modifications to these cars will be more extensive, including upgrades to its suspension, performance, braking, chassis and aerodynamics.Read the entire article Subaru presents the BRZ STI Performance Concept
Earlier today we revealed you the WRX S4, but this vehicle wasn’t the only one unveiled by the Japanese company as Fuji Heavy Industries also introduced the 2015 Subaru WRX STI Type S. According to Subaru, the WRX STI Type S comes with the same chassis mods as the WRX S4 as well as with the Driver’s Control Center Differential (DCCD) fitted as standard.
Under the hood, there is the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 305 hp and 422 Nm of torque. The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission as standard but as an option Subaru offers six-speed automatic gearbox.
This means that the JDM-spec WRX STI Type S develops the same output as the US-spec version but with a smaller engine. For those who don’t know, the US-Spec 2015 Subaru WRX STI uses a 2.5-liter tuevocharged/intercooled four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 305 h and 393 Nm of torque.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX STI Type S breaks cover in Japan
When you love your wife you have to be prepared to do anything for her, or at least this is what everybody says. Subaru decided to use this idea in their latest commercial where it highlights the performances of the 2015 WRX STI. The so-called perfect man, wakes up ahead of its beautiful wife in order to prepare breakfast but they ran out of bread.
As a result, he jumps into his brand new 2015 Subaru WRX STI and hurries up to buy some bread before his wife comes to breakfast. The baker is even more hilarious when he comes out of his shop and prepares to serve his customer after he does some donuts.
Clearly inspired by the popular Gymkhana where Ken Block impresses with his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the new video released by Subaru is quite impressive. For those who don’t know, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled 4-cylidner Boxer engine that delivers 305 hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm.Read the entire article Subaru releases Gymkhana-style commercial for new WRX STI [w/video]
A video of the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s setting a new lap record at the 37-mile Isle of Man TT Course has been released by Subaru of America, Inc. The US-spec 2015 WRX STi driven by Mark Higgins completed the course with an average lap speed of 117.510 mph and a time of 19 minutes and 15 seconds, breaking of 115.36-mph record set in 2011 by a WRX STI.
Higgins remarked that seeing the video provides an insight into what it was like to drive the “course flat out.” He quipped that the build up to the lap was very intense. He said that he learns more every lap he takes. He added he was able to perform a cleaner lap during the final run. “I hope everyone enjoys the video.”
The video can be vewed Subaru of America’s YouTube channel. The carmaker is set to publish a new video on June 25, showing a full, unedited in-car driver point of view of the entire record lap, plus commentary.Read the entire article Video of 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s Isle of Man TT Course record now available
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.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX STI makes European debut in Geneva
Earlier, we told you that the 2015 Subaru WRX has a starting price of $27,090. Now, we will talk about its more powerful brother, the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. The 2015 WRX STI is priced from $35,290 (including destination and delivery charges). This means that you will get the 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine bolted to a six-speed manual transmission, but also an array of technologies such as the availability of a harman/kardon premium audio system and rear camera display standard.
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is available in Standard, Limited and Launch Edition trim lines. Each model comes with the special hood, fenders, doors and quarters, bumpers, headlights and taillight clusters that convey the WRX STI identity.
Other features include the foglight surrounds with a carbon fiber-like pattern and front fender vents that feature a mesh screen. Moreover, the aerodynamic package includes a large trunk spoiler that has been a WRX STI signature feature, a rear diffuser, LED taillights and LED center high-mount stop lamp (CHMSL). Standard features for the 2015 WRX STI include dual-zone automatic climate control and the All-Weather Package (dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer).Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX STI costs $35,290, Launch Edition has a price of $38,190!
Subaru unveiled the all-new 2015 WRX STI earlier this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and in order to celebrate this event the Japanese carmaker announced that it be offering the WRX STI Launch Edition. The new special edition was designed for loyalists who made the STI a high-performance icon.
The new special edition of the STI will see a limited number of 1,000 units in North America and each of them will be painted WR Blue Pearl and feature the well-known gold-painted 18-inch BBS alloy wheels, the iconic color combination long associated with Subaru competition cars.
The wheels are wrapped in 245/40R18 summer performance tires. Inside, the STI Launch Edition but also the standard WRX STI model will be equipped with special interior colors and trim and will get a standard STI Short-Throw Shifter for the 6-speed manual transmission.Read the entire article Subaru announces the 2015 WRX STI Launch Edition
Subaru officially unveiled the all-new 2015 WRX STI at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Showing the well-known WR Blue Paint and the well-known gold BBS forged alloy wheels. Under the hood, there is a 2.5-liter turbocharged/intercooled 4-cylinder Boxer engine that generates 305 hp at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
The engine is bolted with a specially reinforced 6-speed manual transmission, which includes an STI short-throw shifter in the Launch Edition model. Incline Start Assist can momentarily prevent the car from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on an incline.
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system allows the driver to choose from three selectable modes - “Intelligent,” “Sport” and “Sport Sharp” – using just a rotary dial on the center console. Regarding the design, the 2015 WRX STI shows a bolder look, with narrower headlights, a hexagonal grille, LED low-beam headlights. Just like on the previous WRX STI models, the new vehicle comes with the well-known functional hood scoop that supplies the intercooler with fresh air. Other design highlights include the foglight surrounds with a carbon fiber-like pattern and front fender vents that feature a mesh screen.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 Subaru WRX STI debuts with a bold new look
According to the latest reports from Automotive News, Subaru is going to bring the redesigned performance versions of the Impreza in November at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Set to go on sale in early 2014, the Subaru will drop the five-door and build only the WRX/STI sedan.
The design of its new car will not be a surprise as the Japanese company preview it with the WRX sedan concept back in April at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The concept car showed an aggressive design with a coupe-like body and integrated rear wing. Under the hood we expect to see a high-performance version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine developing at least 265 hp. More details will be revealed closer to the launch date.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX/STI sedan to debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
If the Subaru BRZ STi was just a rumor, today it became official! The Japanese manufacturer has just released two teasers with the upcoming sporty coupe, but there is not much to see, just the STi badges on the front bumper and on the front fenders.
As you may know already, Subaru first offered a glimpse of the upcoming car with the BRZ Concept STi Concept, shown back in 2011 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
A year later, the Japanese carmaker was caught at Nurburgring testing the STi version of the BRZ. In terms of design, there are little changes such as a large rear wing and larger wheels that will accommodate larger brake discs.Read the entire article Subaru BRZ STi officially confirmed
The Subaru WRX STI is due for release in Japan in early 2014, but will we ever see it sold in the UK? Subaru fans were disappointed to learn the new WRX STI wasn’t to be sold in the UK due to a lack of demand, but recent changes in the market mean we might just be seeing it hit our shores after all.
It’s an improvement in the exchange rate between the Japanese Yen and the English Pound that’s responsible for the possibility that Subaru will alter their previous decision and release the model in the UK. The discussions to evaluate the potential for the WRX STI in the UK market will take place in the autumn, with the final decision being made towards the end of the year in either October or November.
It’s a long wait for Subaru and performance car fanatics alike, who are eagerly awaiting what they hope will be good news. Until then, there are reviews of the WRX STI online, so check this one out in the meantime.Read the entire article Subaru WRX STI to come to the UK?
The pricing information for the 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions has been unveiled. Subaru of America, Inc. said that the Subaru WRX Special Edition Sedan costs MSRP of $28,795, which is $500 higher than the WRX Premium. It was also divulged that the Subaru WRX STI Special Edition Sedan has an MSRP of $34,795, which is $500 higher than the WRX STI.
An “Orange and Black” custom paint scheme is used on the Special Edition WRX and WRX STI models. It features a Tangerine Orange Pearl paint off-set as well as jet black custom wheels, black front fender badging and exterior mirrors. Furthermore, the Special Editions cars will get black exterior graphics. The Special Edition lineup is limited to only 200 WRX sedans and 100 WRX STI sedans.
To achieve a true custom look, the WRX Special Edition comes with dark interior trim from the WRX STI, which includes a black headliner. The stitching used on the seats, doors and shift boot is orange to go with the color of the Special Edition’s interior. It also comes with custom orange trimmed floor mats.Read the entire article 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions pricing announced
Subaru of America Inc. has unveiled the 2013 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Special Editions at the ongoing SEMA Show. Keeping a long tradition of customized Subaru SEMA show cars, the Special Edition WRX and WRX STI models feature an “Orange and Black” custom paint scheme, with Tangerine Orange paint off-set with jet black custom wheels, black front fender badging and exterior mirrors.
The Special Editions cars also don black exterior graphics. Subaru will only produce 200 special editions of WRX sedans and 100 special editions of WRX STI sedans and will start selling them in spring of 2013.
WRX Special Edition sports the dark interior trim of the WRX STI, including a black headliner. The Special Edition orange interior is also visible on seat stitching, doors and shift boot, and custom orange trimmed floor mats. The WRX STI also sports front fog lamps.Read the entire article Subaru unveils 2013 WRX and WRX STI Special Editions at SEMA Show
With a price tag of £26,995, the high-performance WRX STI model from Subaru UK is an offer too good to resist. This offer is made just in time for the September new registration rush. The WRX STI is one of the performance car bargains presently offered in the UK. With this further finance offer, the STI could be financed at less than £300 a month.
The STI will also be getting an additional engine upgrade so that buyers can build the WRX STI 340R, a new high-performance All-Wheel Drive flagship.
The new 340R power upgrade, which costs £1,599, is offered together with the 320R (with 320 ps and 450 Nm) which was presented to the market in 2011. The car’s warranty will be unaffected by the retroactive application of the 340R and 320R power upgrades.Read the entire article Subaru debuts the high-performance WRX STI in the UK
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