Will There Be Any Changes to the 2020 Subaru WRX STI? The 2018 WRX STI has been released a while ago. Unfortunately, there are not many changes to it. In fact, it looks very similar to the previous models. Many people who have waited for a new Subaru WRX are disappointed. What about the New Subaru WRX STI?
There is good news. There is a good chance that the company realized its mistake. This means that the new will be different than the previous model. That’s right. 2020 Subaru WRX STI specs are likely to be different from the 2018 specs. Now, let’s see what the next Subaru WRX STI may have in store.
Let’s talk about the concept first. The new Subaru is very likely to be based on Impreza, which means that the overall design of the new car will not be that striking. If this is true, we expect the 2020 model to have a more polished look, same muscular lines as the current model only with the body concept of Impreza. The trademark hood scoop is likely to stay. So are the five seats.
The New model is said to use a new platform as well. With this new platform, the car will have a lower center of gravity, much stiffer chassis and horizontally-opposed engine. All of these are great improvements. We hope they will be true.
New Subaru WRX STI Engine & Horsepower
This is the most important part of the new Subaru. The 2018 model uses the old EJ unit, which has been used for two decades. For this reason, many people expect the new generation model to come with a new engine.
Unfortunately, Subaru is not yet clear about that. We still don’t know what engine will be used. That said, there are two most probable candidates: the 2-liter, turbo engine, and the 2.5-liter, FB engine. The outputs of these engines are quite good while still being reliable. As for the transmission, the standard is likely to be a 6-speed manual transmission with an all-wheel-drive system.
2020 Subaru WRX Sti Price and Release Date
There is no official announcement about the New Subaru WRX STI Release date and price yet. While it is meant for the 2019 market, according to inside sources the new Subaru will be released at the end of 2019. This means that the car will be available in some countries by 2020. Since this information is not official, it may change although it is more than likely to happen.
As for the price, while there is no official announcement yet, we can use the current model as a base to calculate it. We expect the new 2020 Subaru WRX STI hatchback to be sold at a $38,000 range, which is more expensive than the current model. Since an increase in price is very likely to happen, we hope the 2020 model will come with some improvements.
So far, these are what we know about the new Subaru WRX STI. The official information is scarce for this car. That said, the likelihood of improvements is there. We hope Subaru learns from the current model, which disappoints many people. As such, we expect the 2020 model to be different and hopefully, much better than its predecessor.