Today Subaru of America unveiled the 2018 WRX and WRX STI with some nice upgrades across the board. While power plants remain the same with the WRX featuring a 268 HP 2.0L direct injected turbocharged BOXER engine and the STI continuing on with the 305 HP 2.5L turbocharged BOXER engine, a slew of upgrades to the suspension, chassis, and interior promise to make these the best performing iterations to date.
Both WRX and WRX STI receive updated styling to the front fascia giving them a sporty, yet perfectly aggressive, attitude. Redesigned LED Steering Responsive Headlights are featured on the WRX Limited and all STIs.
Upgraded brakes can be found on both models as well. The STI gets a significant upgrade to a Brembo 6-piston caliper in front and 2-piston calipers in the rear squeezing larger pads onto drilled rotors to improve heat dissipation. The WRX receives new JURID brake pads.
We really like where Subaru is going with the wheel designs on the newer cars. The WRX STI features 19″ wheels for the first time and the WRX gets styleish new double-spoke rollers.
No expense was spared with the interior either. Both models are available with power Recaro seats, larger multimedia screens, a larger multi-function display, upgraded materials throughout, and CUP HOLDERS IN THE REAR!!!
http://media.subaru.com/pressrelease/1067/1/subaru-debuts-2018-wrx-wrx-sti-performance-comfortFor the complete list of changes, see the official press release below.