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The new Subaru global platform is coming to the Subaru WRX, WRX STI, and Levorg. Along with the global platform will be new engines.

"This should bring healthy improvements in terms of performance, which should be combined with a new downsized 1.8-liter turbocharged boxer engine. According to the report, the power output of this motor will be in the region of 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts) and, at least initially, the WRX will be offered only with a CVT gearbox." If that is true about the CVT for the WRX, that will severely hamper sales of the WRX.

"As far as the WRX STI is concerned, BestCarWeb says it will move to the FA20F direct-injection engine. The 2.0-liter unit will be massaged to deliver 320 hp (239 kW) in stock form and will come exclusively mated to a six-speed manual transmission."

Interesting reading, but only time will tell if there is even a shred of truth to the story.
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