Report: The next-gen Subaru WRX STI could have 325hp+ from a hybrid powertrain

Australia’s Motoring appears to have received the scoop on the next-generation Subaru WRX STI and according to their finding, the new model should be out sometime in 2017 with a game-changing hybrid powertrain.

The new model is being developed on the company’s new Subaru Global Platform and the WRX STI itself could have as much as 325hp with the typical 2.0L turbocharged flat-four ordeal, but with the assistance of some electric motors somewhere.

This could mean an entirely new all-wheel drive system, where the rear axle could be driven by the electric motor while the gas engine powers the front axle, calling for the first departure from their signature symmetrical all-wheel drive system ever since it was invented decades ago.

It would also be Subaru’s first-ever high-performance production hybrid, which might only be offered with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.

All of this is intended for 2017, so it won’t be long until we see the next-gen model.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Motoring


08-13 JDM Subaru WRX STI EJ207 Front Clip STI EJ207 Engine 2.0L STi Version 10  picture
08-13 JDM Subaru WRX STI EJ207 Front Clip STI EJ207 Engine 2.0L STi Version 10
Gimmick Motorsports VBAND 3in Catback Exhaust 02-07 WRX STi  picture
Gimmick Motorsports VBAND 3in Catback Exhaust 02-07 WRX STi
13 14 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI 2.5L AVCS TURBO ENGINE TRANS WIRING ECU JDM EJ257 picture
13 14 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI 2.5L AVCS TURBO ENGINE TRANS WIRING ECU JDM EJ257
13 14 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI 2.5L AVCS TURBO ENGINE TRANS LOOM ECM JDM EJ257 picture
13 14 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI 2.5L AVCS TURBO ENGINE TRANS LOOM ECM JDM EJ257
2015 SUBARU WRX STI 2.5 EJ25 ENGINE 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION LIFTOUT 33K MI picture
2015 SUBARU WRX STI 2.5 EJ25 ENGINE 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION LIFTOUT 33K MI

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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