It Looks Like A Subaru WRX STI S209 Is Coming To The USA

A patent filing in the USA has potentially exciting consequences for WRX STI lovers in the country
It Looks Like A Subaru WRX STI S209 Is Coming To The USA

People living in Japan have been treated to special edition WRX STI after special edition WRX STI over the years. There seems to be a relentless supply of limited-run cars going to the Japanese Domestic market and nowhere else.

That doesn’t seem awfully, fair, does it? We’re tempted with forbidden fruit like the S208 (pictured above and below) and the recent WRX STI Type RA-R, having to accept that we can’t buy them. However, it seems an S209 is on the way, and it won’t be a Japan-only special.

Auto Guide picked up on a trademark application for ‘S209’, to be used for “automobiles and structural parts and structural fittings therefor.” And that application was lodged with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Subaru has sold limited-run WRX STIs in the USA before, like this RA
Subaru has sold limited-run WRX STIs in the USA before, like this RA

As we’ve pointed out many times before, a trademark application isn’t a guarantee of anything actually happening. But an S209 wouldn’t be much of a surprise, and since such a car would effectively be a send-off model for the current-generation STI, we could see Subaru wanting to expand its reach beyond Japan.

If the S209 happens, it might follow a similar recipe to the S208. That car came with plusher Bilstein dampers, beefier brakes, 19-inch BBS wheels, a 28bhp power boost and a whole bunch of lovely aero parts.


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12/18/2018 - 10:52 |
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The yearly special yoo-hoo

12/18/2018 - 11:15 |
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RWB Dude

YEAH BOI! We finally get something rare and top of the line from a Japanese company

12/18/2018 - 11:55 |
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If it comes with the EJ207 like it does in Japan maaaaan that’s really exciting

12/18/2018 - 12:06 |
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Basith Penna-Hakkim


12/18/2018 - 12:26 |
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Rip for us brits😥

12/18/2018 - 13:02 |
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12/18/2018 - 15:21 |
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A Car Guy

STi limited edition special edition better edition available outside of Japan? Noice!

But still not in the UK. Oh. F

12/18/2018 - 17:54 |
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No please no. I want to still be satisfied with my sti 😂

12/19/2018 - 18:50 |
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