Based on the recently revealed Impreza 5-Door Concept, designer X-Tomi has come up with a very convincing rendering of the next generation Subaru WRX STI. He has evidently mixed the looks of the concept with the traditional design features of the old WRX models.
The end result looks not particularly sexy, but reasonably hot, which is why we think it is a spot-on depiction of the next-gen Subaru WRX STI. These cars never look as cool as their concept version. It is part of the WRX’s character to look somewhat understated and, dare we say it, cheap.
The five-door hatchback version of Subaru WRX STI rendered here utilizes all that is good about the firm’s new design language, such as sharp angles and aggressive fascia, and merges them with the signature STI features we all know and love. There is a substantial hood scoop, prominent skirts and spoilers, and of course a rear wing. The Black wheels are a nice touch, but traditionally, they should be gold.
As for the mechanicals and what sort of engine the next WRX STI will be boasting, chances are Subaru will stick to the current 2.5-liter turbocharged BOXER engine. They should give the 305-hp output a serious boot though, if they want to keep the car competitive.
Rendering by X-Tomi Design