The gasoline-powered Subaru WRX STI is dead

Subaru announced late Friday that it has ceased improvement of the interior-combustion motor for its WRX STI — the brand’s around the globe halo general performance product. Subaru’s announcement, which follows underneath in its entirety, leaves the door open for an electrified product. 

As the automotive market continues to go to electrification, Subaru is focused on how our long term sports and effectiveness autos should evolve to satisfy the demands of the modifying marketplace and the rules and requirements for greenhouse gasses (GHG), zero emissions vehicles (ZEV), and Company Ordinary Fuel Economic climate (CAFE). 


As part of that work, Subaru Company is discovering prospects for the future generation Subaru WRX STI, such as electrification. In the meantime, a future era interior combustion engine WRX STI will not be produced centered upon the new WRX platform.  


The Subaru WRX STI and the STI model stand for the zenith of Subaru’s overall performance autos exemplifying Subaru’s distinctive DNA and rally heritage. As we glance to the upcoming, we also search ahead to incorporating the essence of STI into our following era of cars.

This is definitely poor news for Subaru followers who experienced their hearts set on an STI dependent on the company’s updated sport compact, but past that, it leaves those who desired a far more decked-out WRX with a handbook transmission in the lurch, as the array-topping WRX GT stays automated-only, at minimum for now. 

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