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Subaru Unveils 2012 WRX STI Sedan @ Super GT Malaysia 2012

At the media centre during the Super GT International Series Malaysia, we were advice by the event organiser that Subaru will be launching the BRZ. Unfortunately, it is a ‘scam’ or I should call it as misinformation. As due to that reason, my associate was so excited and twitting false information about the Subaru BRZ launch all over the internet. When the cloth was pulled off during the unveiling point, he was so shocked to see the all-new WRX STI sedan.


Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan Launch @ Super GT Malaysia 2012


Back to the truth, this special launch event is all about the highly anticipated Subaru Impreza WRX STI which features enhanced versions of Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and the Subaru Boxer Engine by the authorised distributor of Subaru in Malaysia – Motor Image Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The Subaru BRZ GT300 Super GT team and the GT race queens joined the launch as well.


Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan Launch @ Super GT Malaysia 2012


The new 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is available in both auto and manual transmission. The 5-speed automatic variant is powered by Subaru Boxer Engine that churning out 221kw (300ps)/6,200rpm and a max torque of 350Nm/3,000 – 6,000rpm. While for the 6 speed manual variant, the max output is 221kw (300ps)/6,000rpm with a max torque of 407Nm/4,000rpm. Based on the spec sheet, the manual is plainly offers more torque than the auto. Moreover, the Drivers Center Controlled Differential (DCCD) is exclusively equipped on the manual variant for better driving experience.


Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan Launch @ Super GT Malaysia 2012


This car features some intelligent features including the Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC System) which offers flexible performance for changing driving conditions. With three modes which include ‘Normal’ for everyday driving, ‘Traction’ to experience performance driving and best of all you can turn the entire system ‘Off’ for a fun time on the track.


The Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) allows the driver to select the driving mode that best suits the individual. Put it in ‘Intelligent’ mode for smooth power and optimal efficiency. Select ‘Sport’ mode for versatile command of every condition. To extract the maximum response from the turbo-charged engine, switch to ‘Sport Sharp’ mode. It gives the most direct throttle response and precise rev control across the entire RPM range.


On the outside, the car come with the wide functional wheel arches provide optimum airflow to the braking system while removing heat from the engine bay. The design of the deep front bumper, side sills and rear spoiler are claim to provide high speed down force and stability.


The starting price for the STI starts from RM 249,000 on-the-road and available for viewing at Motor Image Malaysia outlets in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. By the way, we will provide a full review of this new 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI sedan once we get hold of the key to this superb machine.


During a short interview with Motor Image personnel during the launch, we learned that the authorised distributor is gearing up their presence in Malaysia with the introduction of two new outlets in the Klang Valley and the Northern region. In addition, the local assembled (CKD) Subaru XV compact SUV will also make its debut into the Malaysian market later this year. Unfortunately, the estimated price for the XV is still undisclosed.


Photo Gallery: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan Launch @ Super GT Malaysia 2012

Subaru BRZ Concept to Debut at LA International Motor Show

Subaru BRZ STI Concept  

Subaru announced on November 1 that it will show an all-new concept version of its upcoming BRZ sports car at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Dubbed the Subaru BRZ Concept- STI, the concept car represents the next step in lightweight performance sports cars combined with the race-bred tuning of Subaru Technica International (STI).


SUBARU BRZ Concept – STI Specifications

Body size (Overall: Length x Width x Height): 166.7 X 70.9 X 50.4 inches
Wheelbase: 101.2 inch
Engine: Subaru Boxer “FA” engine – 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Boxer engine
Tyres size: 215/45R18 (Front), 225/45R18 (Rear)


The production Subaru BRZ will begin production in end of Q1 2012 (Spring 2012 in USA) as the only mass-produced front-engine, Boxer engine rear-wheel drive sports car in the world. Meantime, check out the photo gallery for more about new Subaru BRZ after the jump.


Photo Gallery: Subaru BRZ Concept STI

JDM STI-Tuned 2010 Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS


The STI-Tuned Subaru Legacy 2.5GT tS models come with various cosmetic and performance enhancements, but no upgrades to the 2.5-litre flat-four turbo engine by keeping its stock output with 265 horsepower and 350Nm of torque.


The tS (“tuned by STI”) get a new front lip spoiler on both models, along with a boot lid for the B4 sedan and a roof spoiler for the Touring Wagon.

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The list of performance parts upgrades includes a set of Bilstein suspension, strut tow bars, sport exhaust system, and 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 R18 tyres. Inside, there’s a revised instrument panel, sport seats, carbon trim, a leather-wrapped STI steering wheel, STI shifter and STI floor mats.

In Japan, the sedan model starts from 4,029,900 Yen and the Touring Wagon from 4,187,400 Yen.

Photo Gallery: 2010 Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT tS

JDM 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan and Impreza XV revealed in Japan


If you able to bring to mind on our previous post regarding the world premiere of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4 Door Sedan in New York Auto Show back in April. Now, Subaru Japan revealed the new models in Japan and confirmed to be set on sales begin June 2010.

There is no details release for those JDM-spec Impreza WRX STI Sedan but I speculate this car get the similar engine as the hatchback model which having the same 2.0 Litre Turbocharged Boxer Engine. Besides the WRX STI 4 Door Sedan, Subaru also introduce the Impreza XV Crossover in Japan which revealed during Geneva Motor Show back in March. Overall in my opinion, the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan has improved its manifestation much better than pre-facelift model.

Photo Gallery: 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sedan

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan is going to Australia

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan

Some call it a re-born of WRX. Subaru has revived the car on which the rally-bred WRX legend has been built with a sedan version of its fastest model, the WRX STI.

Unveiled at the 2010 New York motor show, the new WRX STI sedan gets more aggressive styling, including a huge rear wing and boldly flared wheel arches that give the small pocket rocket more visual presence and a wider track, for better handling.

The new STI will be powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged engine running all four wheels, expected to perform 0-100km/h in a little over five seconds.

Subaru says the WRX STI sedan will be in Australia beside the United States of America by the end of 2010 joining the revised Subaru WRX line-up that brings with it more aggressive styling as part of a model update.

The Managing Director of Subaru Australia – Nick Senior comments that, We can confirm a four-door Impreza WRX STI will join our Australian line-up much later in the year and will be available from our exclusive STI retail network.