Subaru has made official its recently revealed Forester STI tS Concept, handing down a new ‘teaser’ image today.
Unveiled at the Suzuka race track in Japan early last month, the STI tS Concept saw the Forester XT model upgraded to include a number of STI interior and exterior styling tweaks.
Mechanical details for the concept were not revealed, however, and it remains unclear if this coming new STI model will feature any significant performance enhancements.
It has been speculated that the Forester STI could star the WRX STI’s 221kW/407Nm 2.5 litre turbo four.
Even the WRX’s 197kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo boxer would represent a handy boost beyond the XT model’s 177kW/350Nm powerplant.
Today’s image, which surfaced on Subaru’s Japanese website, could also suggest that this new model will be a Japan-only offering. Far from unusual for Subaru.
Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.
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