Another year, another special-edition version of the Subaru WRX.
This time around it’s the 2017 Subaru WRX S-Edition, a warmed-over version of the WRX Premium with some interior and exterior enhancements that is limited to 250 units in Australia.
The WRX S-Edition adds STI seats and interior trim elements such as an STI gearknob (whether you choose manual or auto). You get window tint, too.
On the outside there are 18-inch BBS alloy wheels finished in gloss black, as well as an STI strut tower brace bar, and an STI front lip spoiler and S-Edition badge. The lot costs $2350 over the regular price for the WRX Premium (from $45,140 plus on-road costs).
There are no mechanical changes to the model, meaning the existing 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘boxer’ turbo engine goes unchanged, with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
The special edition model will be split between the six-speed manual and continuously variable transmission (CVT) auto gearbox.