2018 Subaru WRX STI is the fifth generation of WRX, slightly redesigned and changed in some details, which we surely expected this year from this manufacturer. It was time for changing and that happened in some details like front ends, large wheels and bumpers. It still looks like the old models and someone, who does not know that this is a new model, might miss the changes in the car. Even though many fans expect that Subaru will make all new models in new Subaru Global Platform shown in new Impreza, that was not the case with the WRX and it is still on the old and known platform.
The interesting front grille in 2018 Subaru WRX STI is redesigned and presents maybe the biggest difference from the old model. It is larger, trapezoidal, between the redesigned LED lights, slightly swivel in the middle. Trapezoidal shape is also in front air intake on the bottom of the front end and they are supported with two enters at the end of the front end. As the side of the car is not much decorated, the rear end has well shaped rear lights and spoiler at the top of the trunk. The whole car stands on large 19-inch wheels.
There are not many surprises inside of the 2018 Subaru WRX STI. A large 6.5-inch infotainment screen for higher trims can be replaced with smaller 5.4-inch one, but it still has a lot of buttons and commands to be provided in there, mostly seen in Subaru cars by now. Many of the buttons control seats, heating, and cooling, but also windows, radio and eyesight monitor. For passengers’ comfort, there are adjustable in eight-way Recaro seats, many connections with the smartphone and radio, as well as safety packages for parking and controlling the driving.
2018 Subaru WRX STI Engine
It is already known that 2018 Subaru WRX STI will get 2.5-liter flat four engine with 305 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, so there are not many surprises there. However, that is stronger engine than on the basic model, which includes Driver Control Differential, assisted power steering and Brembo brake package, modern and improved in this model. Although there will be all-wheel drive system, we expect two wheel driving option, too. Together with larger wheels, it supposes to be a fast but stable car with many novelties in equipment. Competitors are new Toyota GT86, Nissan Silvia S16.
There is no information about the prices and releasing date for 2018 Subaru WRX STI, but we expect to release during the summer with all other details and numbers.