Dubbed the WRX S4 STI Sport, the STI Sport moniker is not new by now as both the Levorg and BRZ have already gotten that trim level.
Marketed as a middle-ground model between a full-blown WRX STI and the regular WRX S4, the new car is blessed with a couple of mechanical upgrades such as the STI-tuned Bilstein DTMatic II inverted struts at the front, as well as revised dampers and springs rates at the rear.
Cosmetically wise, the WRX S4 STI Sport gets quite a few unique features including a darker-coloured front grill, new dark gray 18-inch wheels, black-painted boot lid spoiler, shark fin antenna and side mirrors.
Moving inside, the car gets Recaro front seats covered with a mix of Bordeaux leather and suede, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, STI sill plates and STI logos showered in different parts of the car.
Powering the car is the same 2.0-litre turbocharged boxer four that is rated at 296bhp and 400Nm of torque. It is paired to a CVT transmission and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system.