With new Impreza and other new models just around the corner, Subaru has chosen this as the moment to say goodbye to the iconic WRX STI.
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Maybe we should just jump right in and ask the most obvious question first: is there a place in the world any more for the Subaru WRX STI? There can be little doubt that the WRX (Subaru no longer calls it an Impreza) is a truly iconic car. But up against the accessible power of something like the VW Golf R, is the Subaru WRX STI nothing but a busted flush?
Subaru has confirmed that the new WRX STI will be coming to the UK. The good news doesn't end there - when it arrives in UK showrooms in May 2014, it will wear the highly competitive price tag of £28,995 - £4,000 cheaper than its predecessor.
The new Subaru WRX has been officially unveiled at the LA Motor Show today. The new WRX is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre boxer engine with direct injection producing 268bhp at 5,600rpm and 258lb/ft of torque from 2,000 to 5,200rpm.
Subaru today released a teaser image of the new 2015 Subaru WRX which is set to make its world debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. The company pointed out that the teaser image shows a US-specification model.
Subaru has said that the new 2014 Subaru WRX may still come to the UK. The Subaru WRX Concept will make its European debut at this September's Frankfurt show, and UK bosses say it is still "under consideration."
The Subaru WRX STI has had its price reduced to £26,995, and is also now available with a new 340R power upgrade which boosts power to 340 PS for £1,599
The new 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is on sale now, powered by a 300PS 2.5-litre boxer engine capable of hitting 62mph in 5.2 seconds, and priced from £32,995
From April the Subaru Impreza WRX and STI Type UK will be offered with the Prodrive Performance Pack (PPP) and new 18-inch wheels for free
To celebrate 15 years since the launch of the Subaru Impreza turbo, the company has reduced the price of the 2.5-litre Impreza WRX to the same level as it was in 1994 - £17,998
Subaru has launched three new high-performance Special Edition Imprezas - the 255 PS Impreza WRX-S, 330 PS Impreza WRX STI 330S, and the 380 PS Impreza WRX STI 380S