2016 Subaru WRX STI Redesign, Specs and Review

Latest reports said that the 2016 Subaru WRX STI will receive minor updates and will be released in 2015. It is undoubtedly that the 2015 WRX was exceptional car with all the latest hi-tech from Subaru. But, some people are disappointed with its exterior design which lacks aggressive and sleek design. The upcoming WRX is expected to carry over some design characteristics of the WRX concept.

2016 Subaru WRX STI

Don’t expect huge changes from last year’s model. Subaru introduced an all-new WRX for the 2015 model year, and Subaru will make very few changes in this second model year. Dimensions, sheet metal, and most specifications will be identical.


Subaru typically introduces the all-new model of a car on a five year product cycle. After the third year, Subaru usually gives the car a visual “facelift” and updates some mechanicals; changes often include revised headlights, taillights, fog lights, front bumper cover, speedometer cluster, suspension adjustments, and maybe some engine tweaks. Subaru and other manufacturers would love to offer an all-new car every year but this overkill would drive up the cost of the vehicles significantly.

Will Subaru re-introduce a hatchback for 2016? Subaru first introduced a WRX in 2002 and produced a wagon twelve years in a row, so we were surprised to lose it in 2015. (This time around, Subaru concentrated all of its development resources on producing a world-class sedan. Creating a wagon requires much more than just bolting on a tailgate…for example, it requires suspension modifications). We expect to see a hatch eventually return, probably not in 2016 but in 2017.

2016 Subaru WRX STI Front View


The inside from the new 2016 Subaru WRX are large whilst the seating made of leather based material with but duly padded to provide comfortable for the passengers. As for the safety features, the car has an airbag airbags within at ideal locations and are working whenever an accident is happened. The version also includes state-of-the-art technological components including an infotainment, touchscreen display control, alerts, climate control, Wireless Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats plus an 8 speaker audio system.


The new model will be considered much better because it’s the power train of this model will be improved. It is predicted that the engine will accommodate up to 2.0 liters. This is four cylind­er engine and it will provide up to 268 hp and 258 lb-ft that makes 2016 Subaru WRX more active.

Besides above mentioned 2.0 engine, it will get and the more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine. This engine is able to generate large amount of energy ranging from 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. It is pre­dicted also that Subaru WRX 2016 model will be directly injected. This implies that it will be the first car model to have a direct injector. Double injector system will enable the new car model to work more effectively.

2016 Subaru WRX STI Rear View

2016 Subaru WRX STI Release Date and Price

It is only natural that Subaru releases minor updates annually. Expect the updated 2016 Subaru WRX STI to arrive at dealer’s showrooms next year. Look for modest price increase in this update which includes new upholstery patterns, new exterior colors, audio/connectivity upgrades. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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