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2014 Subaru WRX STI revealed – and it’s coming to the UK

Wed, 15 Jan 2014

2014 Subaru WRX STI revealed – and it’s coming to the UK

We learnt last week that the new Subaru WRX STI was heading for a debut at the Detroit Auto Show and it’s now arrived, as has confirmation that the new WRX STI is going on sale in the UK too.

Subaru UK has confirmed that because the Yen has weakened there’s now a strong enough case to put the new WRX STI on sale in the UK, and that it will cost less than the original list price of the old model at £28,995.

The new WRX STI gets the familiar 2.5 litre four-pot delivering 305bhp and 290lb/ft of torque, sent to all four wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

As you’d expect, the STI gets a more aggressive look than the regular WRX, with a big spoiler at the back, big 18″ alloys that properly fill the wheel arches, sorted spring and damper rates and added feel for the power steering.

Subaru has fitted a new torque vectoring system to the all-wheel drive setup, the body is made stiffer and lighter, it comes with a longer wheelbase than the old model and it looks a complete package.

There’s a bit of disappointment that the new WRX STI doesn’t look as appealing as the Concept STI we saw last year, but the specification – and price – offers promise.

The 2014/2015 Subaru WRX STI will arrive in the UK in summer 2014 price from £28,995.

By Cars UK