Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Subaru Confirms WRX STI S209 Will Debut in Detroit
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Subaru Confirms WRX STI S209 Will Debut in Detroit

“S” cars finally coming to the U.S.

Kelly Pleskot
Dec 27, 2018

Last week, Subaru teased a mystery WRX STI that was rumored to be the S209. Now, Subaru has confirmed the S209 will debut at the Detroit auto show in January.

In a new teaser image, Subaru shows off the car's black grille. Not only does it have special badging, but a red accent line hints at its sporty intentions.

The grille looks a lot like the one on the WRX STI S208, which debuted at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. Although Subaru hasn't announced details, it's likely the S209 is a limited-edition model like its predecessors. Subaru limited the S208 to 450 units, and back in 2015, it made 400 units of the prior iteration dubbed S207. Before that in 2011, Subaru allotted 300 copies of the S206.

Subaru S209 Photo 2/2   |   Subaru S209

These "S" models were only available in Japan, but it looks like Subaru will finally bring the series Stateside. Subaru's teaser last week read, "Something special from Subaru Tecnica International is coming to America for the first time ever."

Expect the S209 to boast a power increase over the standard STI. In our market, the 2019 STI features the carryover 310-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine from the previous generation, while the Japanese-market STI has a turbocharged 2.0-liter EJ207 flat-four.

The STI S209 will debut January 14, but it's likely we'll see more teaser images filter through before the official reveal.

Source: Subaru

By Kelly Pleskot
355 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Riding shotgun with Randy "the Rocket" Pobst as he takes on Willow Springs in a 2020 Civic Type R
RodrezSep 18, 2020
Other than its color-scheme the connection between this Civic DX hatchback and the late, great Kobe Bryant isn't completely clear, but talk to its builder, GhostboyAki, and things clear up in rather short order.
RodrezSep 17, 2020
Here's a rundown of what each of the Super Street Network staff think about Nissan's latest and greatest
RodrezSep 16, 2020
The 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour may have gone virtual due to the ongoing health concerns around COVID-19 but that doesn't mean the fun has to end!
Sam DuSep 16, 2020
With VW Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack models perishing in the US after the 2019 model year, we're left only to stare from afar at the recently revealed European-market Golf Variant (wagon) and Alltrack.
Alex KiersteinSep 16, 2020
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP