The current STI is based on the latest generation of Impreza using an older chassis and an older engine. Not so long ago, Subaru released the all-new Impreza based on their new modular global platform. This allowed them to increase the structural rigidity by up to 70%, the accident protection by up to 40% while being lighter than before. This new platform will eventually support all their models, but until then it seems that the WRX and the Subaru WRX STI 2018 are online. The car will be a complete overhaul that has not been done for a very long time.
2018 Subaru WRX Sti Design
From the outside, WRX STI fans will easily detect the differences, including a redesigned and more pronounced grid, lower grille opening, new fog rings, 19-inch wheels and LED direction-sensitive headlamps . Inside, the new WRX STI gets improved materials, redesigned interior handles, a faster remote door opener, thicker door glass for reduced noise, a larger 5.9-inch screen, Rear armrest with cup holders and Recaro seats available (standard on limited TSI).
Also new in 2018 is an improved Brembo Performance brake system, painted yellow. This upgrade includes more massive six-piston front calipers, two-piston monoblock calipers at the rear, larger drilled rotors for better ventilation, and new brake pads that cover more surface.
See also: 2018 Subaru Outback
The interior has also been changed. Each model gets slightly more pleasant interior designs, redesigned door handles and a remote trunk opening that works a little faster. There is also a thicker door glass and better seals to reduce cab noise. The multifunction display is now bigger at 5.9 inches, up 4.3. The WRX Premium features a new 7-inch infotainment display, as well as the 6.2-inch unit of the previous model.
2018 Subaru WRX STI Engine
The 2018 Subaru WRX Sti still uses a 268-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, coupled to all drive wheels and the choice of a six-speed manual or CVT. The manual mode features an improved shifting sensation with a new sync design. The suspension has been modified a bit, as has electric power steering.
As for the STI, this mamma jamma still weighs the 305 horsepower, 2.5 liters H4 before. The suspension of the TSI has the same updates as the WRX, but its all-wheel-drive system now includes a fully electronic center differential.
2018 Subaru WRX STI Price and Release Date
According to production estimates, the Subaru WRX STI 2018 is expected to go on sale in June 2017 at the same time as the standard WRX. A complete overhaul is not expected until at least the 2019 model year. Prices are not yet available but we are planning a range close to the current model, starting at $ 36,015 and rising to 40,815 $