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Old 12-08-2019, 05:47 PM   #30
subyski
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Fine, stay on specific STI topic. This is just not a S209 homologation but STI homologation as a manufacturer. So now we have the STI brand as a sub-manufacturer, now what? Does it all end here? While Suburu did say a few years ago that they plan on releasing more STI models, I don't think anyone anticipated it would lead to STI homologation. Most thought it would lead to possible Legacy STI, Forester STI, BRZ STI models.

Where does STI as a manufacturer go from here? This was a lot of hassle, time, money, paperwork, and politics to establish STI in the U.S. for just 209 cars, especially if $64k x 209 may not cover it. This S209 is not spec'd like the past S-series cars (we all know how). It does open the door for future STI Spec C & Type RA-R models for the U.S. but will those be closer to JDM spec or will they be "modified/altered" for U.S. consumption and have some major differences and omissions? Will STI expand to other models? In theory, they could make a run of STI Levorg models for U.S. consumption.
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