No, the STI not dead just yet

No, the STI not dead just yet
 

Rumours have been circulating over the past week that Subaru is going to drop its famous Impreza-based STi.

The model with the big rear wing was made famous in world rallying and by its rapid rise to cult status as a supercar beater with phenomenal performance, incredible grip and a really big rear wing — did we mention that already? But fear not fans, many people got the wrong end of the stick.

While Subaru might have ditched its rallying and sports car image in favour of executive sedans and crossovers, the company has no plans to drop the STi. In fact we saw a prototype version of the new one at the Goodwood Festival in the UK earlier in 2017. And the company has a BRZ STi on sale in Japan.

The rumour was created by an announcement that IM Group, importers of Subaru in the UK, is dropping the STi model from its local line-up there. Sorry for you Brits, we in SA look set to enjoy STi models for some time to come. – BD Motor News