Subaru WRX STI name could get a stay of execution in Australia

Subaru’s local branch is considering a high-performance variant of its popular WRX, tuned in Australia.


Subaru Australia consider local adaptation STI performance brand new sound variant WRX sports sedan.

Subaru launched the new WRX this week, along with a host of STI aftermarket accessories, including body upgrades, an 18-inch STI alloy wheel and some upgraded suspension components.



Asked if the prospect of an engine upgrade remained a possibility, a Subaru Australia spokesperson said he would “prefer to be a little coy”.

“I think it’s always great to see our customers’ passion and desire,” said a Subaru Australia representative. Conduct.

“We obviously always want to listen to what our customers are looking for. There are a lot of discussions with Subaru Corporation and STI.



“We are delighted to have a range [of STI enhancements] for the launch, but when it comes to what’s in store for the future, we’ll have to be a little coy about that.

“[It’s] not a “no”.



Subaru Australia has long worked with STI for local variants of its high-performance WRX.

In 2007, the WRX Tuned By STI (pictured above) offered 179 kW and 320 Nm and 5.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h compared to the standard WRX’s 169 kW and 320 Nm and a sprint time of 6 .1 seconds.

The WRX Tuned by STI was priced at $46,990 at the time, compared to $39,990 for the donor car.



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