Since the revised Impreza compact arrived a few years ago, we have been waiting for a new Subaru WRX version, and it seems we’ll have to wait for another year for it. We know a lot of information for this new model, but there are always fresh reports coming in, like the latest story from Forbes that the WRX STI will be available with 400 horsepower.
Due to production delays, performance car enthusiasts will have to wait longer for the upcoming Subaru WRX and STI in 2022. The performance models suffered a major setback during COVID-19. However, the 2022 Subaru WRX unveiling is approaching, and according to a new claim from BestCarWeb, the all-new WRX would be revealed in October 2021.
According to the source, the WRX and STI could be the final Subaru car model to receive electrification. Internal combustion engines will power the next-generation performance sedans, which will not be electrified until after 2025 when they will be halfway through their life cycle.
2022 Subaru WRX and STi Engines
The 2022 WRX will be powered by an FA24 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine that generates 286 hp, according to the new report (18 more horsepower than the current-generation model). There is also word that Subaru Corporation is already conducting test rides, indicating that the company is gearing up for an October launch.
According to BestCarWeb, the new WRX was designed alongside the new Levorg and will feature expanded front and back fenders to fit bigger tires and a sportier look of the bumper opening.
This WRX will be 2.2 inches longer than the last one. The overall width will be around 71 inches, which is.40 inches wider, and the entire height will be approximately 57 inches.
Subaru will keep the WRX’s 6-speed manual transmission and optional Sport Lineartronic CVT automatic in place for the 2022 model year. The WRX STI 2022 will be offered exclusively with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
What will the Subaru WRX STI cost in 2022?
Anticipate a significant price increase for the new 2022 Subaru WRX STI, so don’t expect the latest model to cost less than $39,000. The STI base price currently stands at $38,170. The starting MSRP for the next-generation model will most likely be a little under $40,000, inclusive destination and delivery.
The 2022 Subaru WRX STI will make its debut in the fall of next year. The all-new Subaru WRX for 2022 will be unveiled in October 2021, according to Subaru. Keep an eye out for updates.