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2020 Subaru WRX STI, Next-Generation 2021 STI Details Leaked

Fans won’t see the next-generation Subaru WRX STI for another year. Here’s a 2020-2021 WRX/STI preview.
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The 2020 Subaru WRX STI launches this fall but STI fans won’t see the next-generation performance model just yet. It will be another year before the all-new fifth-generation WRX STI makes its global debut. Insider reports tell us the 2020 Subaru WRX STI will keep its current platform, get minor upgrades and will see yet another Limited Edition trim.

Just like the Series.Gray WRX STI with a Cool Gray Khaki exterior, Subaru will release another special edition STI with a new color for the 2020 model year. Look for the sport-tuned WRX and performance-tuned WRX STI to come in a new shade exclusive to the performance sedans: Ceramic White.

Limited Edition Series.White

The 2020 Subaru WRX Series.White and 2020 Subaru WRX STI Series.White will likely be limited to 1000 examples total, 250 examples for WRX STI and 750 WRX. The Ceramic White will be different than the Crystal White Pearl offered on the current model with no metallic or pearl in the paint. Like Series-Gray, the 2020 Series.White Limited Edition WRX and WRX STI will get exclusive Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors as well as 19-inch alloy wheels with black finish.

2020 subaru wrx sti

The 2020 Subaru WRX Series.White will likely get a similar Performance Package option, and 2020 WRX STI Series.White will come with the Recaro option package with improved suspension upgrades. Don’t look for any engine upgrades on the standard STI or the special edition 2020 WRX STI. Subaru will keep the 310-hp EJ25 2.5-liter turbo boxer around one more year.

New turbo powerplant for STI

Performance fans will have to wait until next year before the next-generation Subaru WRX STI arrives as a 2021 model year. We’ve heard it will get a new FA-series-based turbocharged Boxer engine when it finally makes its global debut. Reports say It could get an upgraded 2.4-liter turbo-Boxer sourced from the all-new Ascent family hauler but no details have been leaked yet.

The last-of-this-generation 2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI will make its dealer launch this fall after the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback arrives this summer. The Series.White Limited Edition WRX/STI models will arrive soon after.

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A little to late. Better be a 350 plus motor and stay under the $40 k mark or its another pocket rocket turbo car with no substance.
It would help to understand where this info is coming from.
Headline: "Next-Gen 2021 STI Details Leaked" Article: "Reports say it could get 2.4 from the Ascent, but no details linked yet" if you follow the linked story, you get an article titled "Rumor Mill" written by this same dude where he cites a "report" from Road and Track. if you follow the link to that "report", it's a Road and Track article about the next gen BRZ/FR-S that has one off-handed mention of the STI. All it says is "Road & Track contributor Bozi Taterevic speculated last year that a version of this engine could power the next WRX STI." So basically, last year some dude posted on twitter that he thinks the next-gen STI is getting the 2.4 FA motor. That's it. Everything beyond that is just clickbait nonsense.
Figures. Back to the ol’ Wait-And-See mode. So comfortable, so familiar.
WTH. Why they wait so long. Next gen needs 350hp or it's over
No it’s not, it’s not a straight line car. Balance matters more. Sure, more power would be nice, but it’s such a single dimension to care so much about.
Get a BMW 340i Better car and a simple stage 2 chip for $1,000 gets you over 500hp
Simple solution for you, go get that then. In case you haven't figured it out detective nobody buys a Subaru for reason of cheap obscene horsepower. People buy cars for all different reasons hence why there's so many models, only one would sell if everyone thought the same way...using your genius logic and excellent detective work, we can assume no one should be buying Ferrari 488 GTBs with only 661hp for 256,000 when you can go buy a Dodge Demon with 840hp for $85,000
Simple solution for you, go get that then. In case you haven't figured it out detective nobody buys a Subaru for reason of cheap obscene horsepower. People buy cars for all different reasons hence why there's so many models, only one would sell if everyone thought the same way...using your genius logic and excellent detective work, we can assume no one should be buying Ferrari 488 GTBs with only 661hp for 256,000 when you can go buy a Dodge Demon with 840hp for $85,000
Well Said! Drops mic. Walks away. Gets in his STI.
I actually have a 2015 WRX (its paid off). I also just test drove the m340xi. If I sell my WRX for 20k and get the BMW it will cost me $750 per month for 5 years. Big commitment. I can afford it which is crazy (big shit-eating grin as I'm only 33 :-))) Here's the real difference - on the road where you actually drive these cars, HP is mostly irrelevant. the value is in the package as a whole I've discovered. The BMW is $59,000 with premium and HK sound system. That's all I want, a basic car. Meanwhile, if I get an STI (and I'd probably just get the WRX because I prefer) and put 20k down my payment is now ~$275 or less. Okay... so what am I getting and what am I losing by choosing the BMW. We all know what I'm getting: better everything. It's important to think about the ownership experience too. My WRX has never had a technical issue in 49k miles. Everything relating to BMW is more expensive. In the real world money matters. A and a HP figure probably tells about 8-10% of the whole story. Fuel costs... etc. I put regular in car because it really doesn't affect anything adversely. You do what you can where you can. So for my dollar, the m340xi is a cool but it isn't worth the price. Also, no one has ever felt inspired by seeing or riding in my past BMW. People strike up conversations about my blue WRX nearly everyday and it just brings more joy into my life than an stale BMW. The WRX captivates, it's like a poor man's Lamborghini. I once saw a five year old boy tug on his father's shirt and point at my car - that doesn't happen with a m340xi.
You can’t afford it if your making payments.
I actually have a 2015 WRX (its paid off). I also just test drove the m340xi. If I sell my WRX for 20k and get the BMW it will cost me $750 per month for 5 years. Big commitment. I can afford it which is crazy (big shit-eating grin as I'm only 33 :-))) Here's the real difference - on the road where you actually drive these cars, HP is mostly irrelevant. the value is in the package as a whole I've discovered. The BMW is $59,000 with premium and HK sound system. That's all I want, a basic car. Meanwhile, if I get an STI (and I'd probably just get the WRX because I prefer) and put 20k down my payment is now ~$275 or less. Okay... so what am I getting and what am I losing by choosing the BMW. We all know what I'm getting: better everything. It's important to think about the ownership experience too. My WRX has never had a technical issue in 49k miles. Everything relating to BMW is more expensive. In the real world money matters. A and a HP figure probably tells about 8-10% of the whole story. Fuel costs... etc. I put regular in car because it really doesn't affect anything adversely. You do what you can where you can. So for my dollar, the m340xi is a cool but it isn't worth the price. Also, no one has ever felt inspired by seeing or riding in my past BMW. People strike up conversations about my blue WRX nearly everyday and it just brings more joy into my life than an stale BMW. The WRX captivates, it's like a poor man's Lamborghini. I once saw a five year old boy tug on his father's shirt and point at my car - that doesn't happen with a m340xi.