Subaru WRX STI returning to two-door coupe?
The next STI is rumored to be co-developed with Toyota.
The next-generation Subaru WRX and flagship WRX STI may return to a two-door coupe for its next generation.
The company's development partnership with Toyota could extend to the WRX duo, not just the next-generation BRZ and Toyota 86, according to Japan's Best Car.
The automakers have already confirmed collaboration on a new all-wheel-drive system, which is now rumored to be used for the new WRX and mated to an improved version of Subaru's 2.0-liter turbocharged FA20 engine. The STI is expected to get a more powerful adaptation of the FA24 engine that is currently used in the Ascent, Legacy and Outback.
Subaru in 1998 launched the 22B STi, a widebody two-door coupe that remains highly sought after with a production run of just 424 units to celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary.
Returning to a two-door coupe format may come as a bit of a surprise, as two-door models tend to achieve lower sales volumes than four-door equivalents.