2011 WRX STI will be available to order from this month. Both models - four-and five-door variants are priced at £32 995.

The engine is the well-known 2.5 liter 16V turbocharged boxer with Dual Active Valve Control. It delivers 300PS at 6000RPM and 407Nm at just 4000RPM. The acceleration is astonishing - 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Furthermore, the engine is slightly revised , so it is cleaner, and successfully meets Euro 5 exhaust emissions standards.

Subaru has further tuned its three-mode SI-Drive (Subaru Intelligent Drive) system, which can be used to adjust the engine's characteristics to best suit a variety of driving conditions.

Standard equipment boasts keyless entry, push-button start, front log lamps, hill start assist, climate control air-conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows front and rear, an all-new radio-CD unit with a 10-speaker audio system, AUX and USB input jacks, hands-free Bluetooth® system and cruise control.