Subaru is preparing all-new version of their high-performance sedan. This model will be sold as 2018 Subaru WRX STI. Their current WRX version is still on the market, but it is definitely outdated. In order to keep up with the competition, for example new Focus RS or Golf R, they had to offer something new. 2018 WRX ST will be produced on entirely new platform.
Although Subaru WRX was always recognizable as sedan, it may happen that future 2018 WRX STI is offered in two different body styles. Hatchback version will definitely have a little bit more aggressive look than the sedan. We expect to see identical front fascia, shorter body length and probably sloped roof. Speaking of interior design, it will certainly receive biggest changes in that area. This is expected mainly due to the fact that current STI had very subpar interior. It should get much better materials inside the cabin. Also complete design will be improved, as well as driving position.
2018 Subaru WRX STI engine performance specs
2018 Subaru WRX STI engine will certainly not be old 2.5-liter flat-four unit. Instead, 2018 WRX will be powered by new generation of 2.5-liter engine. Maximum power output is set at 350 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph is less than 4 seconds. 2018 Subaru WRX STI top speed should be more than 160mph. Engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, along with all-wheel drive system. Upcoming WRX STI will also be equipped with torque vectoring system and limited slip differential. All this certainly improves driving performance.
2018 Subaru WRX STI release date and price
2018 Subaru WRX STI price should be set at $35.000. As we said before, main rivals on the market will be high-performance hatchbacks such as Golf R and Ford RS. 2018 Subaru WRX STI release date will probably be set by the end of 2017.