2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI unveiled at 2017 Detroit auto show
Detroit (USA) – At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit (January 8 to 22 2017) debut two revised models of Subaru, the WRX and its high-performance variant WRX STi. By the facelift the two compact sports sedans of the Japanese manufacturer of dynamic and powerful were. But does it update the expense of comfort and safety?
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More comfort and new technology in the interior
In the interior, the passengers of the first row will be able to sit on electrically adjustable Recaro sports seats, while an armrest with an integrated cup holder is located in the rear. In addition, thicker side windows, revised door seals and modifications to the windshield. Measures designed to help reduce the noise entering the vehicle to a minimum. Technical improvements? On board are an infotainment system of the latest generation, a lot of assistance systems, which Subaru under the umbrella “Eyesight” summarizes, as well as a head-up display.
Engine, drive, brakes
In normal WRX tinkers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine with turbocharger to make 268 hp. It can be coupled with a manual six-speed transmission or a CVT transmission. In the top model comes the familiar 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer used which releases 305 hp in the new version for the US market. The manual transmission is mandatory. The power is transmitted to all four wheels via the symmetrical all-wheel drive, which is typical for Subaru. The DCCD (“Driver’s Control Center Differential System”), a mid-range differential with limited slip, which variably distributes the drive moments on the front and rear axles, uses an electronic control instead of the electromechanical version of the predecessor. The WRX STi is delayed with a braking system from Brembo, which consists of perforated discs and a six-piston monoblock forceps at the front and a two-piston forceps at the rear.
Visual changes? Subaru sharpened the front part. The radiator grill has been reworked and now has larger lower air intakes. The LED headlights have also been modernized and now feature curved light. The WRX stands on new 18-inch wheels, the WRX STi parks on stylish 19-inch rims. Otherwise everything remains the same and the great design elements like the cap on the hood and the large wing on the trunk lid (at the STi).
2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STi release date and price
The US launch of the two models will take place shortly. The refreshing top model 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STi will go on sale in the spring 2017. The price for the 2018 models has not been announced but as a comparison for 2017 models starting at $ 27,515 for the WRX and $ 36,015 for the WRX STi.
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