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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
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
As promised, Subaru unveiled the WRX S4, a new version of the WRX that will be exclusively in Japan. According to the official press release, the S4 tag is actually formed by four values: sports performance, safety performance, smart driving and sophisticated feel.
The 2015 Subaru WRX S4 is powered by a 2.0-liter direct injection turbo (DIT) engine that produces 300 hp (221 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,800 rpm. The engine is bolted to the Sport Lineartronic transmission and offers a fuel consumption of 7.57 l/100 km.
This means that the WRX S4 is more powerful than the 2015 Subaru WRX, which offers 272 hp (299 kW) and 349 Nm of torque. As expected, the new WRX S4 comes with a new design which includes the Subaru hexagonal grille, hawkeye headlights and a front hood featuring a stylish air scoop for better cooling of the engine.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX S4 becomes official in Japan
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
Subaru of America announced that the 2015 WRX will have a starting price of $27,090 (including destination and delivery charge). For these money, you will receive a brand new 2015 Subaru WRX powered by a new 2.0-liter direct injection turbo Boxer engine that generates 268 hp, mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission.
The 2015 WRX is available in standard, Premium and Limited Trim lines. All models feature the new 4.3-in. LCD screen that shows a multitude of vehicle system functions, a including a standard rear camera display, a boost gauge display, audio (on non-navigation models), Bluetooth and climate control settings, and a VDC screen showing traction control operation.
Other standard features include automatic climate control and a new standard audio system featuring AM/FM stereo with HD Radio, single-disc in-dash CD player, 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Radio Data Broadcast System (RDBS), Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod control capability, iTunes Tagging, USB port, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), and a 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack.Read the entire article 2015 Subaru WRX priced at $27,090 in the United States
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
The 2015 Subaru WRX was officially unveiled today at the 2013 LA Auto Show. Many rumors became true today, as the new car is powered by a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo Boxer engine developing 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. As standard, Subaru offers a six-speed manual gearbox, while a continuously variable automatic transmission is offered as an option.
The Sport Lineartronic CVT transmission offer two manual modes. The new Sport Lineartronic CVT is teamed exclusively with the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Set to go on sale on March 15 in the United States, the 2015 WRX has a new torque-vectoring system, capable to improve the cornering and handling, with the all-wheel drive system of course.
Moreover, the chassis is now stiffer, while the brakes have been improved. In terms of design, the 2015 WRX is inspired by the WRX Concept unveiled back in March at the New York Auto Show.Read the entire article LA Auto Show: 2015 Subaru WRX shows up with 268 hp
The Subaru WRX concept vehicle made its European debut at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10, 2013.The WRX concept provides a glimpse of the final styling of the next-generation WRX. First unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Subaru WRX concept vehicle features a bold and muscular design, yet is lower, wider and sleeker than previous models.
The WRX concept pays more attention to sharp handling through the introduction of low center of gravity and Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive system.
Of course, present on the WRX concept are Subaru trademark design cues like the pronounced bulge on the bonnet and the classic WRX bonnet scoop that provides clearance for a turbocharged engine and intercooler and aids engine cooling.Read the entire article Subaru WRX Concept makes European debut at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
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
Subaru Australia has launched the WRX RS40 special edition as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The All-Wheel Drive WRX RS40 could now be availed for pre-order and will be rolled out to showrooms in the end of August 2013. The WRX RS40 offers over $7000 worth of features that pay homage to the carmaker’s motorsport heritage.
The special edition boasts of WR blue mica paint as well as golden 17-inch alloy wheels. The special also boasts of a variety of Subaru Tecnica International (STI) components, which reminds of the brand’s rallying success around the world.
Subaru Managing Director Nick Senior remarked that the WRX RS40 special edition “makes a direct visual link” to the original World Rally Blue WRXs that helped nurture the brand’s performance credentials worldwide.Read the entire article Subaru Australia introduces WRX RS40 special edition
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?
Subaru introduced at the 2013 New York Auto Show the spectacular WRX Concept, a car that hints at the design language of the next generation WRX. Lower, sleeker and wider than the current WRX, the WRX Concept has a bold and muscular design, which emphasizes turbocharged power and AWD grip in a more agile and athletic form.
The concept car features a larger and bolder grille design but also a pronounced powerbulge that provides clearance for the new turbocharged engine and intercooler. The three dimensional mesh pattern of the grille denotes the sporting nature of the concept car and sets the Subaru star cluster apart.
Furthermore, the front end features new hawk-eye headlights. The rear end also echoes the hexagonal design motif from the front grille and features a dramatically curved trunk lid that also acts as a rear spoiler.Read the entire article New York Auto Show: This is the Subaru WRX Concept
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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