The approaching model from Subaru with the Impreza WRX STI name will arrive in the dealerships probably at the beginning of 2018. Some rumors suggest that we can expect it even next year, but that are only rumors from unreliable sources. As we know, the current model is already few years on the market, and in that few years, we didn’t see some big redesigns. Now, a bit different situation, considering the fact that Subaru already released Impreza bases on the entirely new Global platform.
That further means that the newest 2018 Subaru WRX STI model will be also so much different compared to the older one. The engine capabilities will be better. One thing that is certain is that this will be quite an exceptional vehicle and that will attract a lot of attention all over the world. If you are one of those people who eagerly await its release date, you can stay on this page and find out something more about it.
2018 Subaru WRX STI Exterior design
The exterior design of the anticipated model will receive some slight changes compared to the previous model. However, those changes are not so notable, because the design of the car will remain similar to the old one. The main change will be the chassis of this model. Thanks to the brand new platform, the chassis of this vehicle will be constructed with a lot of lightweight materials. We can expect aluminum and carbon fiber materials in chassis construction, and that will definitely improve the overall performance of the car, but also the fuel economy rates. When it comes to some details from the outside, the grille will remain almost the same as before, with the small Company logo in the middle. We can also expect two horizontal slats on the grille. This high-performance version of Impreza model still has the same hood with the big air intake.
Also, the air intakes are visible down low on the front bumper. Besides air intakes, we can also expect fog lights that will be very useful if you drive in harsh weather conditions. The new Subaru WRX STI 2018 headlights of the upcoming model will remain exactly the same as before. However, when it comes to systems for the lights, all the lighting will most likely use updated version of LED Steering Responsive Headlights(follow curves). At the sides, this model will most likely ride on a large aluminum wheels 19-inches(Y spoke) with 245/35R19 tires. Brake will be updated Brembo Performance with yellow brake caliper, they are larger now with more holes(better cooling); in the front, they use monoblock 6-piston calipers and on rear monoblock 2-piston calipers.
Subaru WRX STI 2018 Interior design
From the inside, the recent model will be probably sporty inspired. The newest 2018 Subaru Impreza WRX STI will look exactly the same as standard Impreza, just with some sporty features. For example, maybe there will be the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Also, the seats will be a most likely bucket, and the leather will be standard upholstery material(Recaro seats) for the seats and for the steering wheel. There is larger multi-function display, not it’s 5,9 inches, 1.6 inches bigger; optionally you could get WRX SUBARU STARLINK with 7.0-inches multimedia unit.
Also, the manufacturer added driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, rear seat cup holder, which is really interesting. According to some rumors, we can expect gearbox shifter on the steering wheel, but if you ask us, we think that this is unlike. Also, engineers improved sound isolation in the cabin with thicker door glass, better door sealing.
The standard Impreza has a lot of wooden parts inside, but we think that this model will have more aluminum material instead of wood. Some possible standard interior features are adaptive cruise control, heated exterior mirrors modern air condition, the same infotainment as in standard variant, excellent audio system, great connectivity options, and many others as well.
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Engine and Performance
Underneath the hood, there is a powerful engine. When it comes to some details, we have to wait for the official information from the Subaru. However, some reliable information is provided, and we will present to you what we know. New WRX STI engine is powerful Boxer 2.5-liter turbo flat-four. This beast will be mated to a dual-clutch six-speed automated manual transmission system. The max power output will be around 305 horsepower while the fuel economy on the highway will be 35 mpg. It uses the technology called Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential with handling technologies Active Torque Vectoring and Multi-Mode Dynamics Control, which give a car rally performance. Also, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be about 4.5 seconds. According to some rumors, the most recent model can be Hybrid also(but that should happen later).
Price and Release date
The exact release date of 2018 Subaru WRX STI is not announced, but our assumption is that we can expect it in the first quarter of 2018. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $35.000.
2018 Subaru Impreza WRX STI pictures