• Sep 19, 2007

Finally, pictures of the new Subaru Impreza STI that have not been generated by a computer. Amateur shots taken on a public road in Japan clearly show the traditional enlarged hood scoop, butcher flared arches and two more exhaust pipes than found on the WRX. Those grey alloys would certainly be a departure from STI norm as well, should they make it to the stand at October's Tokyo Motor Show.

The right-hand-drive car spotted is almost certainly destined for the Japan domestic market and as such should be powered by a 1994cc EJ20 boxer rather than the torquier, but less peaky, 2.5-liter lump that will be fitted to STIs for export.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      nice. it looks like a civic hatchback
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this car wider than the WRX? It appears to be. I don't believe this car will compete with the Aston Martins of the world in a beauty contest but what Subaru ever did?
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I look at the rear I hear...."Introducing the new Subaru RX330!!!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still hate the tail lights
      • 7 Years Ago
      Funny how many poseurs are worried about the appearance of the car. Scoobys have never been good looking cars; the STI is all about performance. If you're concentrating on the outside of the car, maybe you should be looking for something else...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mustang is a performance vehicle? don't know when that happened. As for the evo, it looks like exactly what it is: an economy car with a powerful engine and lots of tacky body parts.

        You drive a car on the inside...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hate to say, but I kinda like the design of this one. I just wish subaru would find a way to better integrate that giant hole they always put on the hood. it's just nasty.

      Overall, not bad for a subaru. I'd still rather have a rally inspired styled Focus though, like the ones ripping up WRC this year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is what a 1996 Ford Taurus SHO wagon would look like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me but that rear reminds me of Daewoo Lanos...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Screw you all! I've been waiting for a STI wagon for 5 years now and now I will finally have it, wmahahhaah. I think it looks awesome. I could have turned my old WRX wagon into an STI, but it wouldn't look anywhere near as beautiful as this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's with the old lady driving?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Is that an old lady, or a Japanese guy with big, funny hair?

        Either way, with hair that bad, it's got to be an engineer! ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice.

      I want one! i was going to wait for 2009 and the paddle shift, but may not be able to hold out.

      I am still not crazy about the clear tail-lights, but figure that the aftermarket will help me fix that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this is a poor designed car, if this is what it looks like, i will not be buying one. was waiting to see what they look like. I am currently on my third STI, and still hold 2 of them in my garage. If i buy this, I mind as well buy a honda and put the soobie engine in it.
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