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2018 Subaru WRX STI Hides Upgrades In Plain Sight

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Subaru took its revamped 2018 WRX and WRX STI models to the Detroit Auto Show, however, its modifications seemed minor when compared to the lot of new models at the show.

That said, the automaker did incorporate some upgrades that may only be visible to most enthusiasts. Subaru had revamped the model’s front fascia by adding a big grille and air intakes while the WRX Limited and STI models received new headlights. The automaker also brought on a new set of wheels.

Interior wise, the automaker had threw in a new 5.9-inch multi-function display for its entry level models whereas its WRX Premium trim gained a large Starlink 7.0-inch display.

Aside that, Subaru also incorporated heated wing mirrors for the WRX and power lumbar adjustable for the driver’s seat in the WRX Limited trim. All models in the range received thicker door glass, better door grips as well as a quicker remote trunk opening.

That’s not all though as Subaru re-tuned the suspension of the 2018 WRX and added an improved six-speed manual transmission along with an updated electric power steering. The 2018 WRX STI, on the other hand, gets new modified braked with drilled rotors, an upgraded DCCD system as well as revamped suspensions.

In terms of power, nothing seemed to have changed as the WRX model is fitted with a 2.0-liter Boxer engine worth 268 horsepower while the STI model has a 2.5-liter unit worth 305 horsepower.