Subaru Gives Fans An Early Christmas Gift - An All-Electric STI
Subaru Corporation gives performance enthusiasts an early Christmas gift. Subaru announced the lineup they will bring to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022, and it includes a preview of the next-generation 2023 Subaru WRX STI and an all-new electric STI concept. Subaru calls the new performance EV model the STI E-RA Concept.
Subaru Corporation teased an all-electric STI production performance car. The "E" stands for electric, and the "RA" stands for Record Attempt. The electric STI Concept car will be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 held from January 14 to 16, 2022, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. When will the Japanese automaker offer an all-electric STI to customers? That is the question.
The next-generation STI could get hybrid power first. Subaru is moving in this direction as the new Global Platform that underpins the 2022 WRX and STI will allow gas, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric powertrains. Eco-performance is coming to Subaru Tecnica International, and the STI E-RA Concept reveals it could be coming soon.
Also on display will be other STI performance models, including the WRX S4 STI performance concept, the Levorg STI performance concept, and a Subaru BRZ STI performance sports coupe. Subaru says they are all equipped with STI performance parts "to make these models sportier and deliver greater enjoyment."
The WRX S4 STI performance concept is a forerunner to the 2023 Subaru WRX STI high-performance sedan coming next year. The WRX S4 STI performance concept gives performance enthusiasts an idea of the production model. Unfortunately, it looks like the next-generation 2023 Subaru WRX STI will have the plastic wheel cladding like the 2022 WRX that fans dislike so much.
Subaru will also bring the actual Subaru BRZ GT300 2021 model that raced in the Super GT 2021 series and brought the Subaru team its first-ever series championship in 2021.
Subaru says the STI E-RA Concept, WRX S4 STI performance concept, the Levorg STI performance concept are show cars and not full production models. The Subaru BRZ STI performance model could be a pre-production custom model that could make it to production in the future.
Subaru Corporation will also bring a new performance SUV that has not been announced yet. The image released shows another model covered up sitting next to the STI E-RA Concept.
A new next-generation 2023 Subaru WRX STI forerunner shows what the new STI will look like, and we'll see what Subaru has in mind for its first all-electric Subaru STI. They are coming to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 that runs from January 14 to 16, 2022. Stay tuned.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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