Subaru Planning to Expand STi Range

Subaru Planning to Expand STi Range

Subaru is looking to expand its STi performance range, with new high performance versions of other products in its lineup planned for new markets.

According to a report by Autocar, Subaru is in the early stages of the STi ramp-up, testing the waters first in Russia with a higher-performance version of the Forester compact crossover. Unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show, the Forester TS, previously only sold in Japan, gets custom bodywork, an STi suspension and a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine making 259-hp and 256 lb-ft of torque.

What isn’t yet clear is if the US could see such a model, though it is likely. In addition, Subaru has long been rumored to be planning an STi version of its BRZ sports car, while other models, like the Legacy could see a similar treatment.

[Source: Autocar]

  • dpskfromWA

    XV STi please!

  • Silver_arrow555

    As the owner of 7 straight Subarus here in the US, I would love to see a full STI range, but not until the turbo engines move to direct injection. I’ve loved my Subarus, but the turbos are going to have to get more reliable and efficient before I’ll buy another one.

  • Jrb777

    I would do ANYTHING to get an Outback, TOTALLY LOADED and with STANDARD TRANSMISSION.

    I have a 2003 Outback with leather and loaded and it is approaching 200,000 miles and I wouldn’t trade it for ANYTHING.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE will Subaru recognize that there are so many people out there who I believe would agree with me…

    If others out there do, please let me know what you think….

    Happy Holidays to all…:)

  • Jimmy

    Aren’t the new engines direct injection? They released the Legacy ‘DIT’ in japan

  • Osvolant

    I love my Forester XT 5-speed.  I would not buy another until they offer the MT again.

  • Daniel Watkins

    why not 305HP like the WRX STI? Same engine.
    Hopefully it’ll have a hybrid powertrain so electric motors could help with acceleration and MPG