subaru introduces upgraded WRX and WRX STI models at NAIAS 2017
 

subaru introduces upgraded WRX and WRX STI models at NAIAS 2017

 

NAIAS 2017: japanese auto firm subaru debuts its upgraded US-spec WRX and WRX STI models at the annual north american international auto show held in detroit, michigan. the major update places a focus on driving performance, safety, and practicality with revised front styling and interior materials. as with previous incarnations, the 2018 car combines sports performance with the practicality of a four-door sedan.

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

 

 

subaru’s other major improvements include optimized suspension for enhanced steering stability and ride comfort, and responsive headlights that enhance visibility when driving at night. the WRX integrates subaru’s first auto vehicle hold feature, an innovation designed to reduce driver fatigue by holding the car before smoothly transitioning to acceleration. jurid brake pads further enhance braking performance.

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-02

 

 

the WRX STI boasts new 19-inch wheels, improved brembo brakes, and revised DCCD all-wheel drive. the DCCD system — which previously used a combination of mechanical and electronic center limited slip differential control — now relies entirely on electronic control for quicker and smoother response. for both models, steering responsive headlights automatically illuminate the road ahead in response to steering input.

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

 

 

both cars share a 2.65 meter (8.69 feet) wheelbase, and have been upgraded internally. black parts have been used for door switch panels, while the WRX STI features red-colored seat belts. new measures such as thicker front door glasses reduce unwanted noise and vibrations. both exteriors include a restyled front fascia, with redesigned LED headlights and a more pronounced grille. the WRX offers a maximum output of 268hp, with WRX STI potentially reaching 305hp.

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-03

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

subaru-wrx-sti-upgraded-us-spec-naias-2017-designboom-04

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,140 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample