The automotive market is changing and manufacturers are focusing more and more on electrification. Subaru he said he is focusing on understanding how will have to evolve its future high-performance sports cars in order to meet the increasingly stringent regulations on emissions and new market needs.
For this very reason, the automaker is exploring new opportunities for the next-generation Subaru WRX STI. Among these there is even electrification. For the moment, therefore, the brand has decided not to propose a new generation of the WRX STI with a combustion engine. Surely, those who have been waiting for an STI version of the fifth generation of the WRX will be disappointed.
Subaru speaks generically of electrification. Therefore, the possibilities are many and also include Plug-in or 100% electric powertrains. We don’t even have timelines and therefore we don’t know when the car manufacturer will be able to announce something. What appears clear is that given the market situation, Subaru has decided that the WRX STI will have to evolve and adopt different engines, probably electrified.
Lacking precise information, it is difficult to speculate on what could come in the near future. For the moment, on the electric front, Subaru is focused on launching the Solterra electric SUV developed in collaboration with Toyota. A model that will also arrive on the Italian market.
Therefore, all that remains is to wait for new communications from the car manufacturer to understand what the future of the WRX STI will be.