Subaru WRX STI: Rumors about a hybrid variant with more than 320 HP

The next generation of Subaru WRX STI would be a hybrid. The electric motor will serve to give impetus to the rear wheels and the Boxer 2.0 at the front axle.

subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-Fuentes close to Subaru are stating the next WRX STI will get to market in 2017, could adopt a system of propulsion hybrid. Recently, the japanese manufacturer exhibited a prototype of the model next-generation and according to the remaining week points to the publication australian Motoring, what’s more likely is that the development of the new WRX STI is in progress.

The new WRX STI will adopt the new architecture the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), you could use a hybrid drive system that will allow you to not only to improve its energy efficiency, but at the same time offer a higher power level. You will use an evolution of the current boxer engine 2.0-liter turbo in the front that will power the front axle and that will work in conjunction with an electric motor that could be used to give momentum to the rear axle.

This system will allow the new STI to achieve a combined output that could exceed 320 horsepower. The propulsion system would be associated with a new automatic transmission with double clutch and six-speed automatic transmission, a set that would allow him to get a fuel consumption in the order of the 6,5 litres every 100 kilometres in a combined cycle.

The new WRX STI will start its serial production to 2017, so that it would not be strange to see him as a prototype in any of the international shows next year. Time after you will arrive in a variant hybrid plug-in.