2011 Subaru STi sedan
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2011 Subaru STi sedan

New York, New York – Subaru of America has introduced a new four-door sedan version of its Impreza WRX STI at the New York International Auto Show. Along with the four-door hatchback version, the new wide-bodied sedan marks the first time the WRX STI has been offered in two body styles.

The 2011 WRX STI also features significantly revised suspension tuning and lighter 18-inch wheels for even sharper handling.

“The continuous evolution and development of the WRX STI is driven by the strong, loyal and vocal support from thousands of enthusiastic owners of this exciting high-performance vehicle,” said Tom Doll, executive vice-president and COO of Subaru of America. “The 2011 four-door WRX STI will expand the appeal of this iconic performance model to a wider range of driving enthusiasts.”

The 2011 WRX STI models feature sharper bumper corners and wide, blacked-out fog lamp nacelles, a jutting lip spoiler, larger grille with black base and wing highlights, and larger bumper openings. On the sedan models, newly-designed wider rear fenders are stretched out on the side beyond the tail lamps, contributing to an improved drag coefficient.

The new standard 18-inch aluminum wheels feature high-lustre paint and weigh eight kilograms less than the previous standard wheels. The optional BBS forged aluminum-alloy wheels are highlighted by silver high-lustre paint for 2011.

The 2011 WRX STI continues as the ultimate-performance Subaru with its high-boost, 305-horsepower turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder boxer engine and six-speed manual transmission, along with a multi-mode driver-controlled centre differential version of all-wheel drive.

The 2011 WRX STI models will go on sale in late summer.