The Subaru WRX STi has plenty of rivals with the Ford Focus RS for 2016 and the Volkswagen Golf R being followed by a Honda Civic Type R with five doors and the Hyundai i30 coming our way in 2018.
However it is worth noting that none of the nameplates are in fact direct rivals as they are all hot hatchbacks, the WRX STi isn’t going to move as the four door rally darling.
This could be why we have seen the official departure of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution due to the more costly Final Edition version and this is a sad sight, due to the fact that it is going to leave the Subaru WRX STi behind, which is the only performance sedan costing $35,000.
This was the nearest rival to the Subaru WRX STi for output as it offered 303 horses thanks to the 2 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine.
The Final Edition is going to arrive on the streets this year; however when the next generation version arrives the high spec Subaru WRX STi isn’t going to have a rival.
So it would make a great deal of sense for Subaru to give fans what they want as they have been asking for a hot hatchback to come their way by 2018. The five door version hasn’t been seen since 2014, so fans haven’t yet had the time to miss it to want it to make a comeback.