The Subaru Impreza WRX STI Can’t Come Soon Enough

Forget whatever you were doing and take a look at the first rendering of the new Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Based on the new generation of the car seen in New York, X-Tomi’s interpretation of how the high-performance model may look like checks all the right boxes, starting with the aggressive stance given by the tweaked front end, continuing with the large rear wing and ending with the signature golden alloy wheels, with a multi-spoke pattern.

There’s no doubt that the Japanese will eventually roll out a high-performance version of the latest Impreza, but the “when” part dips into the unknown and so does the one related to its performance. What we can tell you is that the standard versions of the car, sedan and five-door hatch, presented earlier in the week, will be powered, at first, by a revised 2.0-liter boxer gasoline powertrain rated at 152 HP.

Both of them are slightly larger compared to their predecessors and will be available with the company’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system along with a wide array of active and passive safety systems such as Lane Departure, Lane Keep, Pre-collision Braking, Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control, offered at no extra cost.


  • roy

    looks like A TIN CAN

  • xDRAN0x

    that looks conservative enough to be real, good work. wheels that size wouldn’t make it to production though.

  • roy

    the current one is better

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks fantastic. When Subaru has a production hatch version, i’m in for one.

    • Matt

      It’s literally the worst-looking Impreza to date.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    do i think it’s a good looking car? not really. Is it better than the previous version, sure… but I’d never look at it twice.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I was watching F1. Hamilton made a bad start.

  • Kash

    Neither can the next redesign for the Impreza.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I just hope it stays good where it matters.

  • klavier285 .

    Talk to me when Subaru brings back the wrx/sti hatchback.

  • nik

    Tbh the current generation looks miles better than this. The next-gen is just so awkward and terribly designed. The only thing going for it is the much-refined interior.

  • Sean K

    I want the Evo back!!!! Come on Mitsu….

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  • Able

    I don’t really understand why there’s a need for a new WRX, or why it “can’t come soon enough”. The current WRX is still relatively new, and unlike the Impreza, is actually a really good car. The new Impreza looks foul, especially the sedan rear. The longer Subaru keeps the current WRX based on the current Impreza, the better… Of course the Americans like it!

  • Victor Ferreira

    So it’s gonna go back to being called the Impreza?

    • Dawson T Jones

      Nope, the author is just bad at their job.

  • Dawson T Jones

    It is not called the Impreza anymore Christian. Also this is just a rendering, we have no idea what the next WRX will look like. Stop wasting peoples time please.

  • c3vzn

    This doesn’t make sense. The WRX/STI are separate to the Impreza now and will have unique front and rears.

  • William Clinton III

    what’s it got like 22″s on it? LOL.

  • Ellz

    That’s a horrible rendering. This won’t fly in the Subaru WRX/Sti community.

  • primetime2123

    the STI keeps getting uglier

  • Dennis Laimbeer

    You guys must be looking at a different pic. Subaru must build this car and get it on the stages. It will sell.

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