The 2018 Subaru WRX STI was unveiled in the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Subaru did not disappoint any of the spectators as it unleashed a high-performance vehicle. The WRX STI will arrive at the Subaru dealers in Canada later this year.
The WRX STI restyled front design included an elaborate grille finish. It has a larger lower grille opening. The model also featured a new version of corner LED headlights that will illuminate curves at nighttime.
Features of the 2018 Subaru WRX STI
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI benefited on the upgraded front and rear suspension. This feature improved the stability and comfort for passengers. Subaru revised the electric power steering to provide a smoother feel to the car.
The WRX STI utilized the Driver Controlled Center Differential AWD system. The DCCD system, used electric control for a quicker yet smoother response. The company also upgraded the brakes for the model.
The company upgraded the car’s structure, which will protect the passengers during a crash. Subaru also revised some transmission and suspension systems.
CNET reported that the WRX STI can deliver 305 horsepower with a 2.5 liter turbocharged engine. The car’s effieciency in fuel consumption is commendable. The WRX STI can provide an Environment Protection Agency with an estimated 27 miles per gallon.
Subaru utilized top of the line in-vehicle technology
Subaru did not spare the Brembo Performance Braking System designed with a stopping power that ensures safety. The WRX STI used the STARLINK in-vehicle technology.
It has an infotainment system that will bring various smartphone features that can be used when connected on a mobile device. Users can access apps and other calling features. It has a voice-activated GPS system which is an added bonus for the driver’s convenience.
The WRX STI’s audio system included nine Harmon Kardon speakers. The car included a 440-watt premium audio. Consequently, this features give the passengers an exceptional sounding audio.
The changes and upgrades in the WRX STI is mostly invisible. According to Digital Trend, the Japanese company did not make any re-branding or redesigning on the exterior finish of the car besides the grille.
Nonetheless, the company made it to a point to strengthen the core functions of the STI. The price tag for the WRX STI ranges from $38,000 to $41,000.