Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Subaru WRX STI Final Edition Coming to U.K.
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Subaru WRX STI Final Edition Coming to U.K.

STI being discontinued in Britain, but not here

Kelly Pleskot
Nov 3, 2017

The Subaru WRX STI is bidding farewell to the U.K. market with the launch of a Final Edition model this November. But don't worry; the car is staying put here in the U.S.

Subaru made a number of performance and cosmetic upgrades to the STI for its send-off party. To improve cornering, the Multi-Mode Driver's Control Center Differential is now controlled electronically. The model also receives larger Brembo brakes with yellow calipers as well as beefier, 19-inch wheels.

Subaru WRX STI Final Edition front three quarters Photo 2/9   |   Subaru WRX STI Final Edition Coming to U.K.

Up front, look for a redesigned front bumper with a larger opening to enhance cooling. The lower grille features a blacked-out motif and a new geometric pattern, and the upper hexagonal grille gets a new black surround. The model also features a new wing design that flows through to the headlights. Many of the upgrades sound similar to those we received on the U.S.-spec 2018 STI, but there is a Final Edition badge on the door for some added specialness.

Not to forget the interior, Subaru went with a special red-and-black theme for the Final Edition. The automaker also added a larger 5.9-inch infotainment screen and rearview camera, as well as heated front seats. The instrument panel features a design that's distinct from its peers.

Subaru WRX STI Final Edition interior Photo 3/9   |   Subaru WRX STI Final Edition Coming to U.K.

Only 150 models will be made, and after that, the U.K. market will have to find another rally-ready car as enticing as the WRX STI. In a statement, Subaru explained its decision to axe the STI. "With the launches of new models, and investment in platform and powertrains going forward, the timing has felt right to open a new chapter for Subaru and allow WRX STI's heritage to inform future developments rather than being continued," it said.

Subaru is stepping up its game when it comes to electrification. Itis expected to offer a plug-in hybrid model next year and then a pure EV by 2021. The automaker is investing heavily in R&D for electrification to achieve its goals.

The Subaru WRX STI Final Edition goes for 33,995 in the U.K.

Subaru says it expects the WRX STI to continue on here in the U.S. "for years to come." Next year, the automaker will launch the limited-edition WRX STI Type RA and the VIZIV Performance concept that debuted at the recent Tokyo Motor show gives us a glimpse at the next-gen WRX, and presumably also the next STI.

Source: Subaru

By Kelly Pleskot
318 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The 2019 BMW Z4 will arrive next year, initially with a four-cylinder engine followed by a more potent M40i model.
Stefan OgbacSep 18, 2018
Ferrari launched a new, limited edition duo of supercar barchettas with the Monza SP1 and SP2. Get all the details here!
Jonny LiebermanSep 18, 2018
Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Who do you think deserves a trip to SEMA 2018?
RodrezSep 14, 2018
The Jaguar Project 8 lapped the legendary California race track in 1:37.54, almost a second quicker than the Cadillac CTS-V and two seconds quicker than the Giulia Quadrifoglio
Collin WoodardSep 13, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

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