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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...

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Subaru WRX STI S208 unveiled in Tokyo
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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
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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
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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...


CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 update revealed in the USA
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2017 Subaru WRX update revealed in the USA

Updated versions of the Subaru WRX and Subaru WRX STI have been launched in the USA with a sportier front-end design, and numerous improvements under the skin. The revised WRX and WRX STI both feature a new front bumper with more aggressive and sculpted air intakes, and a revised grille. Above: Subaru WRX. Top: Subaru WRX STI. While the 199kW 2...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers
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Subaru BRZ never going to get local division rich, but important for attracting customers

Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior has told CarAdvice that while the Subaru BRZ is never going to be a volume-seller for the brand locally, the rear-wheel-drive sports car still aligns with the manufacturer's philosophy and, in fact, plays an important role in attracting non-core customers to the predominantly all-wheel-drive marque...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE
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Subaru, Prodrive set new Isle of Man TT record with enhanced WRX STI - UPDATE

UPDATE: In a run early on Monday morning, Mark Higgins bettered his record once more, clocking a time of 17 minutes and 35 seconds, averaging a speed of 207.15km/h. The team have another run planned for Friday. UPDATE 2: In a video released June 24, 2016, Higgins offers a voice-over commentary of his record-breaking run...


Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt
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Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...


Subaru returns to Rallying
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Subaru returns to Rallying

Subaru will return to the Australian Rally Championship this year, more than 10 years after it pulled the plug on its local rally aspirations. Subaru will enter a WRX STI NR4 into the five round championship, with the single-car entry piloted by the world’s top-ranked female rally driver, 27-year-old Australian Molly Taylor...


2015 Subaru WRX STI Premium Review
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2015 Subaru WRX STI Premium Review

It's been updated for 2015 and the styling has matured too. The WRX STi has always been a fan favourite thanks to its potency at an affordable price point. Is this new model as potent as the previous versions?


Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo
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Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo

The Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition has just been unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. STI's boffins have coaxed more performance out of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine used in the WRX STI. For the S207, power has been increased from 227kW to 241kW, while torque has been raised from 422Nm to 431Nm...