|2015 Subaru WRX STI|
The special hood, fenders, doors and quarters, bumpers, headlights and taillight clusters convey the Subaru WRX STI identity. As on previous WRX STI models, a functional hood scoop supplies the intercooler with fresh air, and in the 2015 model it is set more deeply into the hood to provide better forward visibility.
Other new performance-oriented details include foglight surrounds with a carbon fiber-like pattern and front fender vents that feature a mesh screen. A full aerodynamic body package includes the large boot spoiler, a WRX STI signature feature. A rear diffuser, LED taillights and LED center high-mount stop lamp differentiate this beast from its other more timid siblings.
Incline Start Assist momentarily prevent the car from rolling backward when being driven away from a stop on a steep hill. The Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) power train management system allows the driver to tailor the car’s driving characteristics by choosing from among three selectable modes – “Intelligent,” “Sport” and “Sport Sharp” – using a rotary dial on the center console.
A standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat extends versatility. The driver grips a new flat-bottom, leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, which integrates switches for audio and Bluetooth control. The STI Design electroluminescent gauge panel gets a new 3.5-inches central LCD screen that displays various functions, including low-level warnings for oil and windshield washer fluid and the selected gear.
|18-inch wheels covering the Brembo brakes|
|Most capable Subaru WRX STI ever|
The new standard audio system combines AM/FM stereo, a single-disc in-dash CD player, 6 speakers, MP3/WMA capability, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod control capability, USB port and a 3.5mm auxiliary audio input jack. Numerous compartments located in and around the center console hold phones, USB drives and MP3 players.
|Rear of the Subaru WRX STI|