Subaru has confirmed there will be no new WRX STI to support the latest generation of their performance model, killing of their most legendary go fast vehicle in preparation for an electric future.
This announcement paves the way forward for what the Japanese car maker describes as an exciting new era of performance exhilaration; with Subaru Tecnica International (STI) focusing on bringing forward new technologies for future Subaru models.
While there will be no STI variant for the new generation Subaru WRX, loyal Australian Subaru fans will be able to continue their love for STI through inspired performance and styling parts, and special limited edition vehicle offerings.
They can also follow STI’s journey into future performance technologies beginning with the STI E-RA CONCEPT, which was launched with the aim of gathering experience with new technologies in the world of motorsports for the carbon-neutral era.
Blair Read, Managing Director Subaru Australia, said: “This is a clear statement of the future performance direction of Subaru Corporation and Subaru Tecnica International,” Subaru Australia managing director Blair Read said.
“The prospect of what the Subaru Tecnica International engineering team can do with an electrified platform ensures an exhilarating future for Subaru fans, and we look forward to sharing with you what STI reveal next,” he added.
“For performance enthusiasts, the future starts now with the all-new WRX right around the corner. Subaru’s iconic performance model is a culmination of the best of Subaru’s performance bred technologies and promises to deliver a new generation of exhilaration, available in both sedan and sportswagon.”
The fifth generation of the iconic WRX launches in Australia during Q2, featuring a new 2.4 litre turbocharged boxer engine with aggressive and performance influenced design.
More information about the Subaru WRX will be revealed soon, ahead of its arrival to Australia in Q2.