2018 Subaru Impreza

Sunday, September 18th 2016. | Subaru

Subaru wants to replace the current WRX STI which has been released for its markets about last few years. It happens because most of all-new models of Impreza released under a new Global platform and the STI model is presented as the upgraded version of Subaru Impreza. We can say that the new 2018 Subaru Impreza might be released to give something new that is quite different from the current model.

2018 Subaru Impreza Front Angle

Design

With the support of new platform, there will be a significant change for 2018 Subaru Impreza. Thankfully, the body rigidity is increased by 70% and the new platform helps the car can absorb for more than 40% energy to help dealing with crash which is a good idea to attract public. The advantage for its extra structural rigidity is that it is more responsive and better to drive although the company doesn’t make it significantly lighter than before but surely it gives you high level of driving experience. The sedan shape should be kept with more muscular, large flared wheel arches and the grille has more aggressive look while the headlights are slimmer than ever. They will also carry over the iconic rear wing with the subtle redesign outside.

Inside, a more modern design will be presented to solve the dull look in its current model. It can be seen with the fewer buttons and better materials from soft-touch plastics for its  dashboard and doors to authentic leather upholstery for 2018 Subaru Impreza.

Engine

The biggest issue that the company has to solve in the current model is that it only can generate about 300 hp which is inadequate power to make it as one of the top options in its segment. There is a strong expectation from its fans that the company should use a completely different engine for 2018 Subaru Impreza WRX STI to offer more usable torque power than the current EJ motor that has been used for many years. Instead of using large 2.5 liter flat four, it would be good to use smaller 2.0 liter unit to offer 330 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The difference is over the current 2.5 liter that gives torque power for about 4,000 rpm and the new smaller unit can offer 90% of torque between 1,500 and 5,500 rpm which is more than faster but better. The interesting fact is that it will come with all-wheel drive as standard for WRX STI and the limited slip differentials offer better management system.

Release Date and Price

This is the hardest part for us to get a hint. It is still unknown when it will be released but it is important for 2018 Subaru Impreza STI to get launched in the end of 2017 for its introduction and then it will be released for the market. For the price tag, it can be about $36,000, but it wouldn’t be easy for this car to be the winner in its class because some strong rivals are available to start the competition.