Although we have seen a recent update of Subaru’s WRX STI model, it will still appear as a redesigned 2019 version as well. However, according to the information our team has got, the fans should not hope for some significant changes compared to the 2018 model. On the other hand, a rumor has it that you might expect some innovations under the hood.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Subaru WRX STI, we must admit that there will not be any significant changes or innovations that can easily be noticed. The new WRX STI would rather appear as a recognizable high-performance sedan with minor updates and slight rework that follows the trends of the next-generation cars like this. As we have been informed, it seems that Subaru has been planning to abandon the previous platform inspired by the older Impreza model. In fact, the new Subaru WRX STI will be based on Subaru’s new modular architecture. It has also been said that the new chassis will be stiffer and we also hope for the use of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber as it has been the case with the previous model. Such a reduced weight will only improve the acceleration and total performance of this car. In the back part of the vehicle, you will find the well-known fixed rear wing. The headlights will also be redesigned and they will use the LED technology while the model is expected to stand on larger 19-inch wheels.
Inside the 2019 Subaru WRX STI, you will find a spacious and comfortable cabin that will be able to perfectly accommodate up to five passengers. There will also be enough space for your cargo. The sports seats will be adjustable and covered in high-quality materials. The new Subaru is expected to upgrade its technology, dashboard and instrument cluster significantly. You will also get the latest infotainment system with options such as navigation, multimedia system and numerous apps for your smartphone. Safety systems and driver assist features such as blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning will be included as well.
As we have already mentioned in the intro, you might expect some innovations when it comes to engine of the 2019 Subaru WRX STI. It means that this Subaru will start using the new F-generation powertrain. The first possible option comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is expected to deliver up to 350 horsepower. The other probable version could come with a larger 2.5-liter FB engine. None of these has been confirmed, but the new STI will definitely keep its six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive system as standard.
2019 Subaru WRX STI Release Date and Price
It is perhaps too early to talk about the release date of the 2019 Subaru WRX STI, but it seems that it could hit the US market as a 2020 model. It means that this model should not be expected to make its debut before the end of 2019. The estimated price starts at around $38,000.
December 5, 2017