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Subaru WRX STI: Next-gen could go hybrid as emissions laws tighten

The next-generation Subaru WRX STI may not be launched for a considerable length of time, as the company decides what to do with its powertrain. David Dello Stritto, head of sales and marketing for Subaru Europe, admitted to AutoRAI.nl "there will be a period where we will temporarily not run WRX STI". This is down to ever-tightening CO2 emissions regulations, which means "the current 2...

Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo

Subaru has unveiled the limited-edition WRX STI S208 at the Tokyo motor show. The car follows in the footsteps of the S207 launched in 2015, with slew of performance and handling upgrades designed to take the standard WRX STI to another level. Exterior changes are headlined by a mesh grille with red highlights at the front, sitting above an angry-looking splitter finished in gloss black...

Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle

Subaru Australia's importer and distributor is conducting a recall of 4017 WRX and WRX STI performance sedans made in 2015 due to a potential fire risk. The cause? A hectic subwoofer design flaw, whereby cargo could set off an electric short circuit, leading to flames. Subaru says that one instance of a sub-related overheat has actually occurred in Australia, which in part has led to this recall...

Subaru WRX STI S208 revealed for Tokyo motor show

The Subaru WRX STI S208 has been revealed ahead of its premiere at next month's Tokyo motor show, with the limited-run model to be available in Japan from October 25. Based on the WRX STI, the S208 builds on the concept of the 2015 Subaru S207 - which brought a more track-focused exterior and interior specification, and an uprated 241kW/431Nm version of the standard car's 2...

Subaru WRX concept bound for Tokyo, alongside BRZ STI Sport

Subaru looks set to preview the next-generation WRX hero car at the Tokyo motor show in late October, in the form of another concept car from its VIZIV series. The as-yet unrevealed Subaru VIZIV Performance Concept is billed as "a sports sedan that embodies the brand’s vision for the future of making cars"...

CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Dave Zalstein. Paul has his say on Victoria Police's choice on its next patrol car being a BMW 530d. Also in car news, Ford Fiesta has been axed in the US, and Australian prospects are still unclear...

2018 Subaru WRX, WRX STI pricing and specs: Tweaked looks, more kit

The newly updated 2018 Subaru WRX and 2018 Subaru WRX STI are now on sale in Australia, following the overseas unveiling of American- and Japanese-market models. As expected, both models are rolling into Australia with a significant number of upgrades, moving the twins on neatly since their 2014 Australian launch and 2015 equipment update. A new spec...

Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US

The Subaru BRZ tS and Subaru WRX STI Type RA have been revealed in the US, with production of each model limited to 500 units. Subaru BRZ tS The tuned by STI, the Subaru BRZ tS aims to improve the coupe's fun-to-drive factor, not its outright speed. As such there are no upgrades for the car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine...

Subaru BRZ tS confirmed for the US, teased again ahead of June 8 reveal

The mystery Subaru BRZ with Subaru Technica International (STI) parts has been teased again on the company's American Instagram profile ahead of its official reveal on June 8. While previous coverage speculated that this version of the BRZ sports car could be the turbocharged variant we've all been waiting for, Subaru of America has confirmed that it's actually a US-market version of the BRZ tS that was previously exclusive to the Japanese market...

Subaru WRX STI Type RA set to debut June 8

Subaru has released a teaser image of the WRX STI Type RA, ahead of its debut this week on June 8. The close-up photo shows a carbon-fibre roof, with a bonnet scoop in the background. To hype up the production car, Subaru has also released a video of the race-modified WRX STI Type RA NBR Special being tested at Silverstone, and in less-than-perfect conditions at the Nuerburgring Nordschleife...

2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition on sale now

Another year, another special-edition version of the Subaru WRX. This time around it's the 2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition, a warmed-over version of the WRX Premium with some interior and exterior enhancements that is limited to 250 units in Australia. The WRX S-Edition adds STI seats and interior trim elements such as an STI gearknob (whether you choose manual or auto)...