Subaru WRX STI may receive a hybrid version: the Japanese automaker wants “a more environmentally friendly model”


Subaru could lauch a hybrid version for its next generation WRX STI, as the company wishes “a more environmentally friendly model”.

One month ago, Subaru presented its Viziv Performance Concept, a prototype announcing the next-generation WRX. With this new car, the Japanese carmaker intends also to diversify the motors, in order to get a car with less CO2 emissions, and therefore with a lower environmental impact.

The idea was first put forward by Dello Stritto, Chief sales and marketing division of Subaru Europe, taking in consideration a model of Subaru WRX STI with a plug-in hybrid version, which would have as reference point a 2.5-litre turbo engine.

Even if this version is not explicitly confirmed by the company’s representative, he said that Subaru follows the developments in the market and the drive of the producers towards electric and hybrid cars.

First Subaru electric models are programmed to be released on the European market starting with 2020.

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