Subaru Forester STI & Impreza STI 2019 previewed ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon

Updated Jan 02, 2019 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Say hello to the new Subaru Forester and Impreza with sportier STI concept, debut soon this January.

2019 has already come around and nothing better to welcome the New Year than unveiling the brand’s new e-Boxer Hybrid engine and an updated speedy hatchback.

With the introduction of two amped-up rides: Subaru Forester STI and Impreza STI 2019, the Japanese Automaker is at the ready for a great preliminary at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon this Jan 11th.    

2019 Subaru Forester STI And Impreza STI Concepts  will debut this month

Subaru Forester STI 2019

Taking a first look at the crossover, the Forester STI concept has revamped with a bolder and more aggressive look. In this case, new Forester has altered the front grill to the black honeycomb mesh-type, along with flashy bumper and dive planes.

To make a further distinction with previous Forester STI models, Subaru has also added radical exterior modifications including:

  • Blacked-out fog light
  • New side trimmings and rear bumper
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • High-performed brake system originated from Brembo
  • “Fighter Gray” external makeup

Speaking of the powertrain, the new Forester STI is armed with the 2.0-l e-Boxer hybrid engine, producing a purified performance. Transferred by all-wheel drive, the crossover makes out 145 PS and 188 Nm peak of torque.

Subaru Forester STI concept 2019

The Forester STI concept has revamped with a bolder and more aggressive look

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Subaru Impreza STI 2019

As for the Impreza 2019, the new hatchback also dresses up with STI goodies. Sharing few same sporty styling cues with the regular cars in Impreza line up, new pickup upgrades with some extras including bigger alloy wheels, blacked-out grille, center-mounted dual exhaust, and revised rear bumper.

Subaru Impreza STI 2019

New Impreza 2019 upgrades with bigger alloy wheels, blacked-out grille, and center-mounted dual exhaust

Except the hint that the interior will appear with “Bordeaux” theme, there is still no word about the exact designing concept of the new Impreza STI.

Keep calm and wait for many surprises that Subaru will bring to car enthusiasts about its two flagships.

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Know more about Subaru Forester 2024

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a five-seater, all-wheel-drive, compact crossover. For the Philippine market, this model has two variants. This includes the Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT and the Forester GT Edition priced at Php 2,168,000 and Php 2,298,000 respectively. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Subaru Forester uses a 2.0-liter boxer gasoline engine. This mill can make up to 154hp and 196Nm of torque. The sole Forester variant comes with a lineartronic continuously variable gearbox, and all have all-wheel-drive.

Size-wise, the Forester is 4,640mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,730mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,670mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm.

In the local market, the Subaru Forester competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, among others.

₱ 2,168,000 - ₱ 2,298,000