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Next Subaru WRX STI may get hybrid treatment

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There’s a chance Subaru will make a hybrid out of the next-generation WRX STI, a person familiar with the matter told Australia’s Motoring

Subaru is reportedly working on a new powertrain that will incorporate a revised version of the FA20 2.0L turbocharged BOXER engine with an electric motor, not to mention a new 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Output could be up from the current WRX STI’s 305 horsepower, which will keep performance enthusiasts happy.

The same source told Motoring that a plug-in hybrid version should break cover at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2018. This, obviously, will help Subaru meet more stringent emissions standards, especially in the U.S. 

We’ll keep you posted, for sure.