It felt like Subaru had to intention of keeping the advantage they had over their rivals. The Subaru WRX STi was way up there when they first arrive. With a 300hp engine under the hood, the WRX STi was an instant hit but years of slow progress meant that their rivals had ample time to catch up and now Subaru is the one that has to catch to the others.
The Subaru WRX STi is in need of exterior upgrades. The design has now has been around for years now and fans are hoping Subaru would give it a brand new design. The there is the performance. The current Subaru WRX STi delivers about 305hp which is way below what models like the Ford Focus RS are offering right now. The new Ford Focus RS is offering about 350hp and 350lb ft of torque.
There were speculations that the Subaru WRX STi might be coming in with a 2.0-liter turbo engine. If that happens, the 2018 Subaru WRX STi might be able to offer about 323hp which would keep it in the fight for now.