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Subaru WRX and WRX STi refreshed

By Faiming_low on 08 Jan 2017 in New model

Attached Image With the next generation Impreza already out, Subaru has likely given its current generation WRX and WRX STi a slight nip and tuck before it is phased out.

Attached Image Visually, both variants get a more pronounced grill and larger air intakes at the front while the rear remains largely similar. Both get new wheels too with the STi getting the variant's first-ever standard 19-inch wheels. The STi also sports new LED adaptive headlights.

Attached Image Moving inside, both models come with new trim materials, faster remote trunk opening, thicker door glass, revised door sealing and a foam-filled windshield header beam that enhance comfort levels. Also new to the car is a 5.9-inch multi-function display that replaces the 4.3-inch unit in the dashboard.

Attached Image Elsewhere, the WRX feature a re-tuned suspension on both axles, revised electric power steering, and enhanced shifter feel for the six-speed manual gearbox. Owners who want more from the car can opt for the Performance Package that adds red-finished brake calipers, upgraded Jurid brake pads, Recaro eight-way power seats, and removes the sunroof for weight reduction.

Attached Image Meanwhile, its faster STi sibling also gets new suspension settings and an updated DCCD (Driver's Control Centre Differential) system. It is now fully electronically controlled for a smoother and quicker response.

Attached Image Brakes on the STi have also been upgraded significantly. The car now uses stronger monoblock 6-piston calipers at the front, and 2-piston calipers at the rear, and larger, drilled rotors all around.

Attached Image Powertrains for both variants remain unchanged, with the WRX using the same 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer engine that does 268bhp while the STi uses a 2.5-litre that outputs 305bhp.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Sdf4786k Jan 10 2017 08:44 AM

wonder if the updates makes sense as the new model is on the horizon. too much.. too little.. too late.

 

A better bet would be a spec C limited version.

Pocus Jan 15 2017 11:10 PM

wonder if the updates makes sense as the new model is on the horizon. too much.. too little.. too late.

 

A better bet would be a spec C limited version.

Usually the WRX version come out much later than the new flagships so it will be awhile before we see the new WRX...

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