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New Next-Generation Subaru WRX STI Information Revealed

The next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX is about to make its global reveal with the all-new WRX STI to follow. Here is new information from Japan.


Performance fans have had to wait longer for the next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX and STI because of production delays. COVID-19 was a significant setback for the performance models. But the 2022 Subaru WRX reveal is getting closer, and a new report from BestCarWeb says the all-new WRX will be uncovered in October 2021.

The report says the WRX and STI will be the last Subaru models to get electrification. The next-generation performance sedans will have internal combustion engines and won't get electrification until after 2025, midway through their life cycle.

2022 Subaru WRX STI, next-generation STI
photo credit: KDesign AG (Kleber Silva)

According to the new report, the 2022 WRX will get an FA24 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine producing 286 horsepower (18 more horsepower than the current-generation model). There is also information that test rides by Subaru Corporation are already underway, so preparations are ready for an October announcement.

BestCarWeb says the new WRX has been developed along with the new Levorg and will have widened front and rear fenders to accommodate wider tires and the sportier image of the bumper opening.

2022 Subaru WRX STI, next-generation STI
photo credit: KDesign AG (Kleber Silva)

The overall length is expected to be 183 inches, which is 2.2 inches longer than the previous WRX. Overall width is expected to be about 71 inches, which is .40 inches wider, and total height is about 57 inches.

The next-generation WRX STI will also be powered by an FA24 2.4-liter direct-injection turbocharged Boxer engine producing 395 horsepower. There will be a substantial improvement in fuel efficiency due to the torque increase and rise in displacement.

The 2022 Subaru WRX will stay with a wide ratio spread 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional Sport Lineartronic CVT automatic. The 2022 WRX STI will only be available with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

What will be the price of the 2022 Subaru WRX?

The current price of the 2021 WRX is $28,420, including the destination fee. The 2022 WRX will likely get a significant bump in price, but the base model will still be less than $30,000, making it a good performance value.

How much will the 2022 Subaru WRX STI cost?

Look for the next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX STI to get a significant price bump, so don't expect the new model to come in less than $39,000. The current base price of the STI is $38,170. The next-generation model will likely have a starting MSRP just south of $40,000, including destination and delivery.

The next-generation 2022 Subaru WRX STI will make its debut in the fall of 2022. Look for the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX to be revealed in October 2021. Stay tuned

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GargantulaKon (not verified)    May 31, 2021 - 9:59PM

"There will be a substantial improvement in fuel efficiency due to the torque increase and rise in displacement"

A torque increase and a rise in displacement usually means less fuel efficiency. The displacement is getting smaller from 2.5 to 2.4, that usually means better fuel economy, but I think the direct injection will improve the fuel economy the most.

Paul Richard Stabin (not verified)    June 1, 2021 - 6:30PM

Nice power bump for the 2022 STi. Hopefully Subaru has fixed the engine issues behind the current lawsuits.
Sounds like the new STi and 400Z will be very competitive with each other power wise.

Kevin (not verified)    June 1, 2021 - 8:07PM

They definitely hired a blind person to design this. Absolutely nobody will purchase a wrx looking like that, holy fuck

LaVonne McDowell (not verified)    December 2, 2021 - 9:06AM

I love the Subaru WRX and the WRX STI I am now driving off forester that I am just absolutely in love with his will absolutely fantastic car no I would not sell it but I will buy another STI