The next-gen Subaru WRX STI is not coming anytime soon

The next-gen Subaru WRX STI is not coming anytime soon

KUALA LUMPUR: If you, like us, are eagerly waiting for the next-generation Subaru WRX STI, then you better sit down and pour one out. Why? Well, the most iconic rally racer of all time has no future as confirmed by Subaru recently.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the next-gen Subaru WRX-STI arrive?

    Regardless of what lies in the future, we know for a fact that the WRX STI as we know it, is no more.
  • Will we see a electified Subaru WRX STI?

    While Subaru leaves the door open at that front, it fails to provide official confirmation.
  • The automaker confirmed that STI would not return with the new WRX. On that note, Subaru is even vague about STI’s future, saying that "Subaru Corporation is exploring opportunities for the next-generation Subaru WRX STI, including electrification." The statement goes on to say that next-gen STI with an ICE will not underpin the new WRX platform.

    next-gen Subaru WRX STI

    The news surely comes as a shock, especially when there were rumours (rather strong ones) going around the soon arrival of the next-gen STI. Forget the rumours, in January itself Subaru showcased the S4 STI Performance Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon that was all decked out with STI badging, red trim, and wings. It gave us and many others hope that something new and exciting is coming soon. But to our disappointment that chapter seems to have closed.

    The Subaru’s STI statement was limited to just three paras with a sheer emphasis on electrification and meeting the needs of the changing marketplace.

    next-gen Subaru WRX STI not coming

    Regardless of what lies in the future, we know for a fact that the WRX STI as we know it, is no more.

    The iconic rally racer first appeared in 1994, with 247 hp it brought home the World Rally Championship title.

    Now, the question is, will the WRX STI with an electric backbone in the next-gen package? While Subaru leaves the door open at that front, it fails to provide official confirmation.

    What do you think will happen? Let us know in the comments.

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