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What is Subaru planning for the next STI? We’re sorry to say we don’t have the answer, yet, but if you’re a Subie fanboy the car’s product boss has some good news for you. According to Akihide Takeuchi, Impreza product manager, we should have high expectations.

Not expected to debut until about a year from now the car will reportedly be offered first as a hatchback and then as a sedan, with hatchback models homologated for rally driving and sedans for touring car. Power is expected to be a few ticks higher, with the Japanese-Spec model getting an updated turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 330-hp and 324 lb-ft of torque – and increase of 8-hp and 12 lb-ft.

Previous reports have suggested Subaru may actually spin-off the WRX and STI models from the Impreza lineup, instead building them on a unique platform. On suggestion included a smaller sub-compact-sized model with as much as 270-hp from a turbocharged 1.6-liter.

Stay tuned to see which rumors bear fruit.
What are your expectations for the WRX STi?
I expect more power and an even better traction control system. Maybe a slightly better interior.
 

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The bump in power would be very nice if they keep the weight down. I wonder if the 1.6L engine would make it to the BRZ. Maybe a STi version.
 

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That is what I would hope for. 1.6L turbo wouldnt be too bad in an STi version. It would still be gas efficient and probably more power then the n/a 2.0
 
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