We’ve already seen the new 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback, now Subaru has revealed both the 2018 WRX and WRX STI.
Said to receive performance, comfort and safety upgrades, both models are sporting a slightly updated front facia. The headlights look to be slimmer and there’s also a new grille along with a larger lower air dam. What’s most exciting are the redesigned LED Steering Responsive Headlights that moves with the steering wheel. There’s also the standard roof rack mounting brackets and thicker door glass with better seals for cabin noise reduction.
The interior has been given a refresh as well with new door grips, faster remote trunk opening, rear seat armrest with cup holders, 5.9-inch infotainment screen and a 7-inch screen for the WRX Premium model.
What is carried over from the outgoing models are the engines. We’re still getting the same 2.0-liter, 268-hp flat-four from the WRX and 2.5-liter, 305-hp engine from the STI.
There’s no need to be disappoint as Subaru has added some performance upgrades. The standard WRX’s front and rear suspension has been retuned for better stability and comfort and the electric power steering system has been tweaked for a more natural feel. The WRX STI will be getting an upgraded all-wheel-drive system, fully electronically controlled differential, Brembo brakes, and a set of new 19-inch wheels.
Pricing has not been announced yet, but the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are expected to appear on showroom floors this spring.