Subaru plans to improve all of its models next year. The upcoming 2021 Subaru WRX STI is just one of the models in the lineup that will get serious refreshments. Company’s flagship high-performance model should gain even more power this time around. According to numerous reliable sources, WRX STI will now provide offer 400 horsepower.
Still, Subaru didn’t clarify if this model will continue to use the same 2.4-liter engine. Perhaps, it is a time for a new output but it isn’t official yet. The exterior will also go through numerous modifications and interior should gain more equipment. If everything goes according to plan, we’ll be seeing new 2021 WRX STI later this year.
2021 WRX STI Exterior Facelift
The all-new 2021 Subaru WRX STI will surely get numerous exterior improvements. However, we still don’t know how significant these changes will be. No doubts, even the current model looks very attractive and modern. The 2021 version will gain sleeker design, for sure. The STI treatment is very sporty so we don’t expect such a traditional design with pretty basic exterior features. For a start, new wheels are in the works.
Subaru tries to combine traditional boxy shape with modern aerodynamics. And somehow, the Japanese manufacturer didn’t disappoint us at all. Upfront, hexagon grille will stay intact. This grille could only gain a slightly wider look. Fender flares are relatively fresh, along with the halogen headlights finished in C-shape. The rear part will gain the edgier approach. We believe the 20-inch alloy wheels will be the highlight of the latest improvements.
Like the previous version, new 2021 Subaru WRX STI will also introduce minor interior improvements. Previous model introduced slightly more interior room and new WRX STI will provide more tech. That means you can expect more driver-assistance features and higher safety ratings.
Subaru offers the latest phone integrations and now we should expect a new infotainment system. The cabin looks sporty and that includes the steering wheel, seats and numerous STI badges. On the other hand, besides its practicality, WRX STI offers a room for two rear occupants and its cargo area isn’t generous at all.
Significant Performance Improvements
This is the only category where 2021 Subaru WRX STI will get a significant upgrade. According to reliable reports, this model will provide more power than ever before. Subaru will target a minimum of 400 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque. Still, the manufacturer is yet to reveal if the same 2.4-liter will power the next WRX STI. Currently, this output is rated at 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of twisting power. There are two possible outcomes for Subaru.
First outcome is re-tuning the existing engine. The second one is to provide the all-new engine. Subaru plans to equal a 2.0-liter turbo unit that you can find in the Mercedes-AMG models. A proven symmetrical full-time 4WD system will be available as standard. This is more than enough for WRX STI to become a class-leading model.
2021 Subaru WRX STI Price and Release Date
The price of the next 2021 Subaru WRX STI will be closer to $40,000. Of course, count on numerous optional packages and other premium amenities. The sales will start late in 2020 or at the beginning of 2021.