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Full specs announced for Hyper Blue 2016 Subaru WRX/STI

Subaru Australia announces full specs for the 2016 Hyper Blue Subaru WRX STI and WRX. The U.S. won’t get the WRX.

The U.S. gets the Series.Hyper.Blue 2016 WRX STI, Australia gets the Hyper Blue 2016 Subaru WRX STI and WRX. For a limited time only, Australia performance enthusiasts will get two Subaru sedans. The Hyper Blue 2016 Subaru WRX STI and WRX Premium will feature a Hyper Blue paint scheme, blue interior stitching and other detail enhancements.

Subaru announces full specs for the WRX Premium special edition models with the CVT automatic that will be limited to 200 and WRX STI Premium with the 6-speed gearbox limited to just 50 examples. Australia also gets 50 examples of the Hyper Blue 2016 BRZ sports coupe.

WRX/STI Premium Hyper Blue specs

The limited edition 2016 Subaru WRX STI and WRX Premium models will come with Hyper Blue exterior color, black door mirrors, black badges and custom mats. There will be blue stitching featured on the shift knob, shift boot, steering wheel, seats, center console and door trim.

WRX STI will get black alloy wheels, a flexible tower bar, short shifter assembly and front lip spoiler. WRX will get black BBS performance alloy wheels. Both Premium models will feature heated leather and Alcantara seats.

Both special edition models will not get any engine upgrades. In Australia, standard form WRX uses a 2.0-liter turbo boxer producing 197kW/350Nm, while the WRX STI comes with a 2.5-liter turbo developing 221kW/407Nm. Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia thinks the Hyper Blue 2016 Subaru WRX STI and WRX will be a hit with performance fans. "These specials will certainly earn the respect of our Subaru blue army of performance car fans.”  

Media and image source: Subaru Australia