Take your mind off the BRZ for a second and focus on the car that put Subaru on the motorsport map. This is the WRX STI (note the absence of the ‘Impreza’ moniker) and it is no longer a hatchback. We’ve posted about it two years ago, here is the link.
This new Subaru now comes in a sedan body-style, so most of the changes are cosmetic. As far as I can remember, the bumper on the WRX STI has been redesigned compared to its hatchback sibling. This one also comes with the inappropriately massive rear wing, which gives this car some serious street cred like in the good old days. I approve.
The rest is the same. The car is still powered by a 2.5 litre boxer engine, which produces 300 PS and 407 Nm. You can have the engine mated to a five speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
Also in this AWD car are the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC) that allows you play around with your traction control, and the SI-Drive that tuned the behavior of the engine and throttle response.
The Subaru WRX STI comes at a price from RM249,000 on-the-road. A test drive session is being lined up, although to definite time has been given yet. Hopefully, soon.
One last thing to chew on, Subaru will be launching a CKD model later this year. It is the XV, and you can read all about it here.