Subaru WRX STI Review
Ever since its debut, Subaru's flagship, the supersport WRX has been a customer favourite which is further given the acute touch of technological advancement and sophisticated styling influenced with masculine prowess. Subaru introduced the WRX STI version which differed with the WRX owing to its wider body and flare wheel arches. The car is aimed to the consumers who desires for the thrilling performance which is being rendered with three words STI. The freshly styled WRX-STI generates the more invigorating performance than ever.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Under the aluminum bonnet, WRX STI houses the source of breathtaking performance. The car gets the power from 2.5-litre turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine which generates the power output of 296 hp at 6000 rpm with peak torque of 407 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine is equipped with dual active valve control system which offers the increased torque and pleasure driving in medium and low speed range while greater power in higher speeds with value to each sip of fuel. The engine allows to travel for 100 km with the sipping 10.3 litre of fuel. Mated with 6 speed manual transmission allows the smooth gear shift while unleashing the immense power for intense acceleration. Car is able to achieve the top speed of 250 kmph while effortlessly crosses the checkpoint of 100 kmph within remarkable 5.3 secs.
Radically the car is designed with the high level of performance in concern while the competitive edge is offered with the athletic persona and dynamic prowess. The stimulated driving feel is given with aggressive stance and muscular profile while the aerodynamic crafting is also the reason to dominate the segment. Overall profile is the reminiscent of Impreza while the deeper look make you acknowledged about amended stance. The most noticeable is the hood which is made with aluminium reducing the weight while the large scoop is mounted deeper which makes the better vision over the road. The front possess LED headlamp with auto leveller while the front grille looks impressive with exclusively written STI. The stylish rear lamps and dual twin tail muffler suits with the rump designing which is crafted distinctively. The mesh screened fender vents and carbon fibre trim around the fog-light assemblies looks impressive in front while the overall silhouette pulls attention and measured as 4595 x 1795 x 1475 mm (L X W X H) which suits with 18 inch aluminium alloy wheels.
In terms of interior, Subaru has never been much adroit, but with WRX STI Subaru has broken the myth where the interior is designed to heighten then driving experience. All the controls are logically placed which makes it driver centric. The new D shaped steering wheel offer he linear response while the mounted control offers the convenience for the equipments to be operated. The sport bucket seats embraces you which has leather bolsters and Alcantara inserts. The cabin is crafted with soft touch material while the sport gauges with LCD display, multi function display with boost pressure meter, Subaru intelligent drive and aluminum pedals enriches the interior. The refresh ambience is made with auto climatic dual zone air conditioner while the cargo space is offered as 340 liters.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
Subaru has equipped the car with exceptional safety equipments which includes the ring shaped reinforcement frame which is build to reduce the impact of collision . The innovative four wheel ventilated disc brake system are incorporated in the vehicle which is featured with ABS system preventing the vehicle from skidding while the EBD dissipates the energy to specific wheels. The clever hill start assist function maintains the stability while climbing over hill by maintaining the braking power for approximately 1 second. Further the peace of mind is given with the knee, front, side and curtain airbags which saves from collision.
The car is intended to offer the great driving capability while the engine makes the influencing performance with improved fuel economy figures. The STI attains the mature sophistication which is appealing for those who looks for sportier performance.