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Subaru WRX STI To Be Discontinued In Europe From 2018 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Reports, Subaru, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI on 11 22nd, 2017


Subaru Germany has confirmed that production of the WRX STI for the European market will be discontinued in early summer 2018.

As a result, the 2018 WRX STI will be the final model year of the sports sedan, marking the end of a strong 17-year production run for Europe.

In a statement, managing director of Subaru Deutschland Christian Amenda said strict emissions regulations in the continent make it impossible for the STI to survive.

“The WRX STI has a long and successful motorsport history and enjoys a small but loyal fan base. The increasingly stringent emission regulations in Europe make the conditions for such a classic athlete more difficult, which is why the manufacturer decided to stop production.

“As of early summer 2018, no new models will be produced for the European market, but sales will be extended until at least the end of 2018, with sufficient pre-orders. Of course, we want to give the four-time class winner of the 24 Hours Nürburgring Nordschleife a fitting farewell, details are currently being worked out,” Amenda said.

Despite its popularity around the world, the WRX STI has never been a big seller for Subaru in Germany. In fact, the marque has only sold 859 units there since 2011.

Last week
, we received word that Subaru is still assessing the future of the WRX STI in other markets. It is possible the next-generation model will adopt some form of electrification.

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No Direct Replacement For Subaru’s WRX STI, Hybrid Tech Considered For New Model 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hybrids, Reports, Subaru, Subaru WRX STI on 11 15th, 2017


Subaru has no plans for a direct replacement of the WRX STI but that doesn’t mean that we won’t get a new one at all.

With the current WRX STI steadily heading to retirement, Subaru will soon have a very emotionally significant hole in its range that will remain vacant for a few years, before the successor shows up.

The reason for this delay, according to Subaru Europe’s General Manager of sales and marketing David Dello Stritto who spoke with Dutch Autorai, is because the company is still looking at how the market develops in order to finalize the concept of the next WRX STI.

With the current turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer engine being too dirty to pass the upcoming stricter emissions regulations, Subaru has to find another way of giving its customers their rallycar-for-the-road fix. “We’re not really giving up on ‘fun to drive’. The new Impreza also provides this, but in a different, more environmentally sound way, “said Dello Stritto.

Among their options is of course an electrified powertrain as Subaru’s latest Global Platform was developed with hybrids in mind but Dello Stritto avoided confirming it, saying only that all options are investigated and “there’s really a new WRX STI coming, but it’ll take time.”

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Adios STI: Last 150 Subaru WRX STIs Offered In Final Edition Spec In The UK 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, prices, Subaru, Subaru WRX STI, UK on 11 1st, 2017


UK buyers should be on the lookout for this Final Edition version of the Subaru WRX STI, a car that features a series of upgrades across key areas, making this the most capable WRX STI ever sold in Britain.
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Adios STI: Last 150 Subaru WRX STIs Offered In Final Edition Spec In The UK 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in new cars, prices, Subaru, Subaru WRX STI, UK on 11 1st, 2017


UK buyers should be on the lookout for this Final Edition version of the Subaru WRX STI, a car that features a series of upgrades across key areas, making this the most capable WRX STI ever sold in Britain.
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Subaru WRX STI S208 Is A 324 HP Japanese Beast 25
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in new cars, Subaru, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Subaru has decided to give enthusiasts from its home country a track-ready variant of the WRX STI, dubbed the S208 Special Edition.
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Subaru WRX STI S208 Sharpens Up For Tokyo Debut 25
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Subaru, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 25th, 2017


If there's one thing that Subaru fans can't seem to get enough of, it's more potent versions of the WRX STI. And that's just what the Japanese automaker has in store for the Tokyo Motor Show this year.
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Subaru Releases Dash Cam Footage Of Record Setting Nürburgring Run 15
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dashcam, Nurburgring, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX STI, video on 09 15th, 2017


Subaru has released two new videos which showcase its record setting run on the Nürburgring Nordschleife earlier this year.
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Subaru Sets A New Nurburgring Lap Record For Four-Door Sedans 21
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Nurburgring, Record, Subaru, Subaru WRX STI on 07 21st, 2017


Following a failed attempt earlier this year, Subaru has finally managed to set a new Nürburgring lap record for a four-door sedan.
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Travis Pastrana Storms Up Mt. Washington In His 600 HP Subaru 13
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Motorsport, racing, Rally Cars, Subaru, Subaru Videos, Subaru WRX STI, video on 07 13th, 2017


A couple of days after Travis Pastrana stormed up the Mt. Washington hillclimb to set a new record, the full video of the run has been released.
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New Subaru WRX Still Two And A Half Years Out 23
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Reports, Subaru, Subaru WRX, Subaru WRX STI on 06 23rd, 2017


Subaru introduced the Impreza a little over a year ago but fans hoping to see a new WRX are in for a bit of a wait.
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New Subaru WRX STI Type RA Set For Goodwood Public Debut 19
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Goodwood, new cars, Subaru, Subaru WRX STI on 06 19th, 2017


Subaru's new WRX STI Type RA NBR Special will tackle the Goodwood Hill Climb during this year's Festival of Speed, opening June 29th.
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Subaru Tops Global AWD Sales Chart, Keeps Audi In Distant Second 17
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Reports, Subaru, subaru impreza, Subaru Outback, Subaru WRX STI, Subaru XV on 06 17th, 2017


The company’s understated performance in Europe doesn’t translate into trouble for Subaru, mainly because of its unconventional mindset.
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Subaru Reveals BRZ Ts And WRX STI Type RA Limited Editions 8
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru WRX STI on 06 8th, 2017


Subaru USA has finally released details about the latest editions of the BRZ and the WRX STI.
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Subaru BRZ tS Confirmed For America, Debuts Tomorrow 7
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Subaru, Subaru BRZ, Subaru WRX STI, USA on 06 7th, 2017


Following a cryptic teaser image, Subaru of America has confirmed plans to introduce the BRZ tS tomorrow.
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