Subaru may be small compared to other car makers but the Japanese car company has taken on big luxury brands by making cars that are versatile, spacious, sporty and safe. Subaru builds upon these core values by equipping their cars with the best and most essential technologies. Since it focuses on the basic nThis means that Subaru must strive to deliver high-performance models on a continuous basis. The case of Subaru WRX STI is a good example to show that Subaru is committed to designing vehicles that are geared for the future.
Even though it is perceived to be a practical sports sedan, the Subaru WRX STI had been criticized for high emissions and the quality of interiors. Realizing that the existing version is not designed for the future, Subaru designers are contemplating to equip the next generation Subaru WRX STI with a hybrid powertrain that is bound to deliver better performance than the existing .5-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine. The indications from the company’s senior managers strongly support this speculation.
The next generation Subaru WRX STI will be launched in 2020 and it will be based on the new Subaru Global Platform for its vehicles. The global platform ensures that the WRX STI’s gets a stiff body framework that is made from high-strength steel. Moreover, the new body will improve impact-energy absorption and provide better handling. Keeping up with its goal of designing safe vehicles, the next-generation Subaru WRX STI will have better handling response due to a lower center of gravity.
In other news, it is reported that the Subaru WRX STI’s hybrid train will comprise of an electric rear axle and existing turbocharged engine for the front wheels. The electrification will enable the car to be fuel efficient while being ready to embrace the electric future. European nations have already encouraged the adoption of electric cars which have gained acceptance even in markets like Dubai. Subaru is perceived as an economical brand in Dubai and the electric Subaru WRX STI will be able to make further inroads due to improved fuel efficiency.