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Here’s The 341HP Subaru STI S209 That Will Be Selling In The U.S. In 2019

Japanese imports lovers residing in stateside, rejoice. Yet another Japanese performance ride is hitting up U.S. This time, it is the STI S-line. Yes, it is a Scooby. It may not look like much, but the Subaru STI S209 has some pretty raw power – all 341 horsepower of it squeezed from its EJ25 flat-four engine. As some Subaru fans may have already noticed, the Subaru STI S209 is, in fact, based on the automaker’s WRX STI, but boasts specially tuned components, including engine and chassis, along with exclusive parts on the outside and inside. Continue reading Here’s The 341HP Subaru STI S209 That Will Be Selling In The U.S. In 2019

Subaru Goes Big With New VIZIV-7 SUV Concept For North America Markets

Subaru may not make a huge ding in the auto industry, but that does not mean the automaker isn’t trying to make an impact in the automobile market. While its performance cars today did not shine as brightly as the GC-era Rexes, it is making headway in other more ‘practical’ aspects, such as addressing real consumers need for practicality like safety, economy and space, one car at a time and the one car today is the Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept, which debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. We wouldn’t say the Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept is a stunning beauty; it looks okay but the size there though, is pretty mind-blowing. Continue reading Subaru Goes Big With New VIZIV-7 SUV Concept For North America Markets

STI Outs Limited Edition WRX S4 tS With Boosted Handling For Japan Market

For about a period of five months, Japan residents will get to procure a specially tuned and package STI-souped up WRX S4 tS. For a cool starting price of 4,968,000 Yen, or about US$48,330 plus tax, the limited edition WRX S4 tS will inherit some of the S207’s performance DNA, including a modified air intake and exhaust that bumps up the torque by 10 percent, added oil cooler that enhances the cooling performance of the Sport Lineartronic, flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping, front-rear Active Torque Vectoring, Brembo opposing piston 4-pot brakes (front only, btw) – just to name a few. Continue reading STI Outs Limited Edition WRX S4 tS With Boosted Handling For Japan Market

Subaru Introduces Impreza 5-Door Concept and 364HP WRX STI S207

Subaru just hit us up with an Impreza news. It is showing of the possible new look of next generation Impreza in the form of the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept. We are not sure if this is study or it is more or less confirmed. We sure hope it is the former, because the look there is just too, well, mature for our liking. Actually, this has been going for a while, which makes us wonder what’s happening in Subby’s design studio. The Impreza 5-Door Concept has a front end that looks like a hybrid of the old Legacy and the current Impreza. There’s a lot of things happening at the front that makes look chubby and complicated. Definitely not the kind of design that wow us at first sight, but we won’t deny there’s a chance that this new look will grow on us. Continue reading Subaru Introduces Impreza 5-Door Concept and 364HP WRX STI S207

Subaru Japan Announces New BRZ tS, Available in Japan Starting Today

The car that defies the tradition of Subaru, the BRZ, is back as the latest tS, which is basically a BRZ souped up by STI but yet not a full-fledge STI. Get it? Which also loosely translates to a BRZ that slots between a STI and a standard BRZ. The announcement came today which also happens to be the sale date across Japan’s Subaru dealerships. This also means that this lesser BRZ STI may not be heading anywhere else other than the Land of the Rising Sun. Continue reading Subaru Japan Announces New BRZ tS, Available in Japan Starting Today

Subaru’s Second Hybrid is an Impreza Sport, Goes On Sale in Japan in July

The myth of boxer engine is a serious gas guzzler remains today, which is of course, not 100 percent true as horizontally-opposed engine has improved significantly since Subby’s early Impreza days. However, if you are still bothered by that, I am sure a hybrid paired to a boxer might help to ease fuel tension. Speaking of which, Subaru is rolling out its second “fun-to-drive” hybrid, an Impreza Sport Hybrid, two years after the first Subaru XV Hybrid was introduced. It features motor assist function for smoother, linear acceleration, coupled with Impreza’s trademark sharp, sport handling. It sure sounds like best of both world, except that this is no electrified Rex. We are obliged to think it is a family kind of thing and the station wagon body further reinforce the notion. Continue reading Subaru’s Second Hybrid is an Impreza Sport, Goes On Sale in Japan in July

Subaru Unveils “STI Performance Concept”, a STI Souped Up BRZ Coupe, at New York Auto Show

North America’s fans of Subaru Technica International or more popularly known as STI will be elated to know that STI is finally making their presence in the US with the introduction of the Subaru STI Performance Concept at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Little is known about this beautiful beast, except for the fact that is a mobile showroom of STI prowess and what STI has to offer to motoring enthusiasts in North America. This sexy beast is powered by a 2L STI-tuned EJ20 horizontally-opposed (aka boxer engine) four-cylinder, turbocharged racing engine as used in the current Subaru BRZ GT300 race cars, which means you are looking at a beastly near-300 horsepower and 333 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. Continue reading Subaru Unveils “STI Performance Concept”, a STI Souped Up BRZ Coupe, at New York Auto Show

Subaru Forester Gets Souped Up by STI, But Alas, it is Still Not a Forester STI

Quell your excitement folks. What you’re looking at here is a 2015 Forester tinkered by Subaru Tecnica International and NOT, I repeat, NOT a Forester STI as one might have expected at this point in time. That means, sitting under that beautiful, sculptured hood of this Japan-only Forester tS is not the revered 2.5L turbocharged boxer found on the WRX STI nor is it the sprightly 296 hp 2.0L unit from the WRX S4, instead, it made do with a 2.0L DIT turbocharged unit that still offers a decent 276 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. To rub salt in the wound of Subby enthusiasts, stick shifter is out of the question for this largely family-orientated SUV. Continue reading Subaru Forester Gets Souped Up by STI, But Alas, it is Still Not a Forester STI

All-new Subaru WRX S4 And WRX STI Launches In Japan, Goes On Sale Today

great news for fans of Japanese performance cars. Subaru newest performance rides, namely WRX S4 and WRX STI, have just been launched and they will be on sale starting today at Subaru dealers throughout Japan. while the re-imagined STI is not newest news, it is now officially available in Japan. however, what tickles our interest is the S4 sedan, which continues the ‘matured’ WRX look with a little more power under the hood, sitting somewhere between the STIs and the regular Rexes. powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer direct injection turbo DIT engine, massaged to deliver 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, the all-new WRX S4 is the Japanese automaker’s attempt to strike a balance between exhilarating performance and luxury comfort. Continue reading All-new Subaru WRX S4 And WRX STI Launches In Japan, Goes On Sale Today

2015 Subaru WRX STI

you have seen the new Rex, now meet the one that sits on the top of the food chain: the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. officially unveiled at the North America International Auto Show aka Detroit Auto Show, this top-grade model of the WRX series is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer engine, pumping out 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox that boasts “better tactile feedback for a sportier shift feel” (no performance was offered here, though). there is also a multi-mode DCCD (Driver’s Control Center Differential) onboard, allowing you to select the center differential control characteristics in according to the road conditions and just the way you wanted. Continue reading 2015 Subaru WRX STI