Combining the Italian words, sportiva (sports) and vita (life) to get its name, the new variant's interior receives most of the updates. It is equipped with a two-tone leather seats that is unique to this model and designed in collaboration with renowned Italian leather maker Mario Levi - the first time a Japanese automaker adopts products from the Italian company. Elsewhere, the light brown and black theme features on the door panels, steering wheel and the gearshift levers too. Overall, the interior does look quite a bit more welcoming now in our opinion.
Other than wider high-grip tyres (245/40R18), there is no other mechanical changes under the hood. It still produces 296bhp and 400Nm of torque as the normal WRX S4 (which is also a Japanese only model).