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The Subaru Impreza is beginning to hit dealers and that is causing everyone to wonder when the next WRX and STI are coming.

Motoring spoke with a senior Subaru engineer who revealed that the next-generation WRX/STI will not arrive till 2020. 

“The WRX will have a facelift soon, not a full model cycle, because the new model just launched in 2015,” said the engineer.

“The full model cycle will be about four or five years, and that’s when you’ll see a full model. We would love to have the WRX on the new platform, because the car would be a lot better … but the 2018 will be a facelift only.”

Rumor has it that the next WRX will adopt some sort of hybrid powertrain that will increase power and reduce emissions.

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What of the STI?

The current car is beyond stale and uses components and tech that is behind the times. It's like they just did a redo of the 03 car. That car was great 10-13 years ago. Today, it's simply outclassed. By it's own 'little' brother WRX, for starters.

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1 hour ago, Frisky Dingo said:

What of the STI?

The current car is beyond stale and uses components and tech that is behind the times. It's like they just did a redo of the 03 car. That car was great 10-13 years ago. Today, it's simply outclassed. By it's own 'little' brother WRX, for starters.

I'm assuming that it will be replaced around the same time as the WRX, but I can't seem to find any details on this at the moment.

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