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New Subaru WRX and WRX STI 2021 pricing and specs detailed: Hyundai i30 N, Volkswagen Golf R rivals go up in cost

The WRX has copped a $500 price rise.

Subaru Australia has increased the pricing of the iconic WRX and WRX STI hot sedans for MY21.

The WRX and WRX STI are both up $500 across the board, with the former now ranging from $40,990 to $50,590 plus on-road costs, while the latter checks in between $52,640 and $59,440 (see full pricing table below).

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Subaru Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to standard specification for either model, with their higher pricing prompted by exchange-rate pressures.

As before, the WRX is available in unnamed entry-level and flagship Premium grades, both with the choice of a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Meanwhile, the WRX STI still is offered in unnamed entry-level, mid-range Premium and flagship spec.R grades, with all three exclusively mated to a six-speed manual.

Turbo-petrol boxer four-cylinder engines power the all-wheel-drive pair, with the 2.0-litre WRX producing 197kW/350Nm, while the 2.5-litre WRX STI develops 221kW/407Nm.

As reported, the next-generation WRX is expected to be revealed in April and will go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of 2021, with the new WRX STI to follow by about a year on both fronts.

2021 Subaru WRX pricing before on-road costs

WRXmanual$40,990 (+$500)
WRXautomatic$43,990 (+$500)
WRX Premiummanual$47,390 (+$500)
WRX Premiumautomatic$50,590 (+$500)
WRX STImanual$52,640 (+$500)
WRX STI Premiummanual$57,390 (+$500)
WRX STI spec.Rmanual$59,440 (+$500)