RETURN: WRX STI was initially scrapped last year
Subaru’s new WRX STI will cost £4,000 less than its discontinued predecessor thanks to currency exchange rate changes, it has been confirmed.
The sports saloon, which this week debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, will reach UK showrooms on May 1 priced from £28,995.
Subaru have confirmed the first allocation of cars has already been reserved, with buyers evidently hungry for the vehicle after its initial withdrawal last year.
Sporting an all-new exterior, the WRX STI’s body and chassis have been stiffened, with the latest iteration of Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring added.
The suspension is performance-tuned and much attention has been given to the new hydraulic steering system, which uses a quicker ratio and stiffer steering rack.
Inside, the new WRX STI boasts increased room and new dials, while carbon-effect and metal trim have been employed.
The vehicle’s six-speed manual gearbox has been revised, and is paired with a 2.5litre turbocharged version of Subaru’s 300PS four-cylinder Boxer engine.