2020 Subaru WRX is the Ultimate Driving Experience
October 9, 2019
A Marvel of Modern Engineering
The 1982 dystopian science fiction film Bladerunner envisioned vehicles in 2019 having the ability to fly, hover and cruise using jet propulsion technology.
And while Bladerunner’s vision of the future was never quite realised, the 2020 Subaru WRX STI might be the closet thing to it. If you’re keen enough to travel back to the future, then you may just want to stop by Eblen Subaru later in the coming months.
The Subaru WRX STI is an iconic vehicle that is nothing less than an engineering marvel – a souped up version of the vehicle outraced a McLaren P1 LM at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s a testament to Subaru’s proven track record of innovation, advanced architecture and exclusive design that have made it a name synonymous with industry-leading excellence.
The WRX STI, to be blunt, is not a family vehicle – check out the Impreza, XV, Forester or Outback if that’s what you’re looking for. The WRX STI is aimed toward towards thrill seekers that want powerful performance, unmatched dexterity and a unique all-wheel-drive system that grips the road with unbelievable precision. Throw in a 5 Star ANCAP safety rating, all the newest technology and a wide range of premium accessories and additions and you’ve got a vehicle that is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.
Incredible Power and Handling
Subaru’s famous, award-winning boxer engine design delivers an outrageous 221 kW of power and 407 Nm of torque, making this one vehicle that packs a punch. The Subaru Boxer engine design has always been one of Subaru’s most well-known proprietary features – it’s named after the horizontally opposed pistons that punch and counterpunch just like a boxer. The lightweight, naturally aspirated turbocharged flat engine is unlike anything in the industry – it sits low and horizontally in the engine bay, creating a much lower centre of gravity and hence greater stability, traction and handling.
Whether you’re cruising the coast, driving uphill or navigating windy roads, the Subaru WRX STI offers extremely responsive handling, for greater accident avoidance capability, smoother acceleration and less vibration than a typical engine design. Much of this can be attributed to Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, which delivers drive distribution to all four vehicles all the time.
Three Variants to Choose From
The 2020 Subaru WRX STI comes in three variants – standard, Premium and Ultimate. The standard version comes with an STI sports mesh grille, yellow brake calipers with the STI logo, 19” alloy wheels as well as an optional rear spoiler. Inside, you’ll find a leather steering wheel and gear shift, red seat belts, driver and front passenger sports bucket seats with red stitching and an embossed STI logo and dual zone climate control for air conditioning. The cockpit also offers a vibrant 7” LCD touchscreen, a Harmon Kardon eight speaker stereo system with Bluetooth wireless technology, satellite navigation, two USB connections and support for Apple CarPlay and Android auto connectivity.
The premium version ups the ante with additional safety technology including Subaru’s Vison Assist suite, which includes features such as Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side View Monitor, Lane Change Assist and more. Finally, the ultimate (also known as Spec.R) brings in heated RECARO sports bucket seats into the picture as well as an eight-way power seat on the driver’s side. Of course, the rear spoiler comes standard, putting the iconic WRX STI silhouette into perspective.
5 Star Ancap Safety Rating
We know the 2020 WRX STI offers a driving experience you won’t find anywhere else – but what else does it bring to the table? Well, one of the reasons Subaru’s vehicles have consistently scored a 5 Star ANCAP safety rating is because of a rear view reverse camera that literally gives you an extra set of eyes. It improves visibility, reduces the risk of collisions and makes parking easier. With Vision Assist, standard in the premium and ultimate models, premium safety features such as Blind Spot Monitor (alerting you if there’s something in your blindspot) and High Beam Assist (automatically switching to low beam when sensing approaching oncoming traffic at night) become available, allowing motorists to focus on the thrill of exhilarating acceleration and cutting through corners in their WRX STI.
Subaru’s Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) technology allows drivers to switch from Intelligent mode, ideal for every day commuting, Sport mode (for enhanced acceleration) and Sport Sharp mode, which pushes the vehicle to the limit for the ultimate driving experience. Finally, a feature that takes the Subaru WRX STI from innovative to truly inspiring is the multi-mode Driver’s Control Centre Differential, which optimizes handling, traction and all around performance through four distinct driving modes. The modes tailor the vehicle’s Limited Slip Differential to match the current conditions if its wet or slippery.
All in all, the 2020 WRX STI packs a wallop and is the ultimate driving experience for someone who wants an electrifying drive with all the bells and whistles. Hurry over to Eblen Subaru and test drive the 2020 Subaru WRX STI as soon as arrives.