Subaru Impreza WRX STI goes auto in NZ

Subaru Impreza WRX STI goes auto in NZ

Subaru WRX STI A-Line 2010

Subaru has introduced an automatic version of its performance flagship, the Impreza WRX STI.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line still comes with 221 kWs and 350 Nm of torque feeding through the five speed automatic gearbox.

“We’ve had customers asking for this car so we’ve brought in a limited initial run of vehicles and will take customer orders on this model,” said Graeme Woodlands, the Managing Director of Subaru New Zealand.

“It’s an excellent option for someone wanting the complete STI handling and performance package but who prefers a Sportshift Automatic driving experience.”

The transmission is similar to the one used in the Legacy GT, but re-programmed to make the most of the Impreza WRX STI’s added performance.

It can be used as a full automatic or gear changes can be made with the steering column mounted shift “paddles”.

In all other respects the car still provides a complete STI performance package with the low-slung boxer 2.5-litre turbocharged motor.

It will sell for $73,990, while the six-speed manual WRX STI spec.R is $72,990 and $67,990 for the standard WRX STI.

The WRX STI A-Line sits on 18-inch BBS alloy wheels with 245/40R18 tyres.

In the cabin there is full leather upholstery, highlighted with cherry red piping and the STI logo. The driver’s seat has eight-way electrical adjustment and both front seats are heated.

Cruise control, alloy sport’s pedals, electroluminescent instrumentation, trip computer, and remote central locking are all standard. Keyless entry and push button start are also standard.

Other features include Brembo brakes with four piston calipers at the front with ABS and EBD operation.

There are Xenon headlights with washers and an automatic levelling system, rear diffuser and spoiler and side skirts.

The Impreza WRX STI A-Line comes with the DataDot security system, an engine immobilizer and separate alarm system.  These security features have been highly effective in preventing theft of WRX STI models.

To find out more click here to visit the Subaru NZ website.

Subaru WRX STI A-Line 2010

Subaru has introduced an automatic version of its performance flagship, the Impreza WRX STI.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line still comes with 221 kWs and 350 Nm of torque feeding through the five speed automatic gearbox.

“We’ve had customers asking for this car so we’ve brought in a limited initial run of vehicles and will take customer orders on this model,” said Graeme Woodlands, the Managing Director of Subaru New Zealand.

“It’s an excellent option for someone wanting the complete STI handling and performance package but who prefers a Sportshift Automatic driving experience.”

The transmission is similar to the one used in the Legacy GT, but re-programmed to make the most of the Impreza WRX STI’s added performance.

It can be used as a full automatic or gear changes can be made with the steering column mounted shift “paddles”.

In all other respects the car still provides a complete STI performance package with the low-slung boxer 2.5-litre turbocharged motor.

It will sell for $73,990, while the six-speed manual WRX STI spec.R is $72,990 and $67,990 for the standard WRX STI.

The WRX STI A-Line sits on 18-inch BBS alloy wheels with 245/40R18 tyres.

In the cabin there is full leather upholstery, highlighted with cherry red piping and the STI logo. The driver’s seat has eight-way electrical adjustment and both front seats are heated.

Cruise control, alloy sport’s pedals, electroluminescent instrumentation, trip computer, and remote central locking are all standard. Keyless entry and push button start are also standard.

Other features include Brembo brakes with four piston calipers at the front with ABS and EBD operation.

There are Xenon headlights with washers and an automatic levelling system, rear diffuser and spoiler and side skirts.

The Impreza WRX STI A-Line comes with the DataDot security system, an engine immobilizer and separate alarm system.  These security features have been highly effective in preventing theft of WRX STI models.

To find out more click here to visit the Subaru NZ website.

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