The gasoline-powered Subaru WRX STI is dead

Subaru introduced late Friday that it has ceased growth of the internal-combustion engine for its WRX STI — the model’s worldwide halo efficiency mannequin. Subaru’s announcement, which follows beneath in its entirety, leaves the door open for an electrified mannequin.

Because the automotive market continues to maneuver in the direction of electrification, Subaru is targeted on how our future sports activities and efficiency vehicles ought to evolve to fulfill the wants of the altering market and the rules and necessities for greenhouse gasses (GHG), zero emissions autos (ZEV), and Company Common Gas Economic system (CAFE).

As a part of that effort, Subaru Company is exploring alternatives for the following era Subaru WRX STI, together with electrification. Within the meantime, a subsequent era inside combustion engine WRX STI is not going to be produced primarily based upon the brand new WRX platform.

The Subaru WRX STI and the STI model symbolize the zenith of Subaru’s efficiency autos exemplifying Subaru’s distinctive DNA and rally heritage. As we glance to the longer term, we additionally sit up for incorporating the essence of STI into our subsequent era of autos.

That is clearly unhealthy information for Subaru followers who had their hearts set on an STI primarily based on the corporate’s up to date sport compact, however past that, it leaves those that wished a extra decked-out WRX with a handbook transmission within the lurch, because the vary -topping WRX GT stays automatic-only, a minimum of for now.

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