Limited Edition 2016 Hikari WRX STI And BRZ

Budds’ is happy to announce that we will have a small stock of the Limited Hikari Edition.

Limited Hikari Edition

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A special edition Hyper Blue Subaru BRZ and WRX STI, named Hikari, will be available in limited quantities of 100 and 200 units Canada wide, respectively.

Keeping in line with previous BRZ and WRX STI Special Editions, SCI has decided to continue with the Japanese naming theme.

Hikari, means “light,” or “beam of light”. A Japanese bullet train carries the same name, which coincides with the WRX STI and BRZ’s characteristics of speed, performance and precision.

The Hikari Limited Edition, will be available across Canada featuring a striking Hyper Blue exterior paint finish. The Hikari Edition (pronounced “he-ka-ree”) vehicles also feature specific black painted exterior trim accents, black wheels and unique blue interior seating and trim enhancements.

2016 BRZ

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The 2016 BRZ Hikari Limited Edition is an enhancement from the Sport-Tech 6MT model. It adds a performance Flexible Strut Tower Bar to improve handling dynamics and steering feel. As well, it adds a blue foot well illumination, frameless auto-dimming interior mirror and unique black exterior side fin blades.

2016 WRX STI

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The 2016 WRX STI Hikari Limited Edition is equipped similarly to the 2016 WRX STI Sport Package. It rolls on black 18″ BBS forged alloy wheels to improve handling through reduced un-spring weight.

Pricing for the Hikari Edition vehicles is as follows:

2016 Hikari Limited Edition

Model Transmission MSRP Production Quantity
2016 BRZ Hikari Edition 6MT $30,495 100
2016 WRX STI Hikari Edition 6MT $41,895 200

Visit Budds’ Subaru and find out everything you need to know about the BRZ or the WRX STI.

Subaru WRX vs. WRX STI: Which One Is Right For You?

The Subaru WRX has been a hallmark of affordable performance since the early 90’s. It quickly established a fanatical following thanks to its unique look. It remains one of the last true rally-born cars today.

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Subaru WRX
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Subaru WRX STI

That rich rally heritage has since been combined with some of the most sophisticated safety and technology features. These features make it the perfect car for getting a dose of fun while going about your daily life. A perfect balance of performance and practicality is hard to find. When you add aggressive sporty styling and all-wheel-drive at this price point, the WRX becomes truly one-of-a-kind.

Subaru WRX vs WRX STI – Which One Is Right For You?
Side by Side Comparison:

What’s New On The Outside

The all-new exterior styling on both vehicles pays homage to Subaru’s racing heritage. It’s a wider, lower evolution of the Impreza (the model that gave birth to both the Subaru WRX and WRX STI) designed to deliver a more aggressive and refined look.

The front is sportier with a solid-looking nose built around the new hexagonal grille. The headlights have been redesigned to emphasize the car’s wider, lower stance. But one thing hasn’t changed. Both the Subaru WRX and WRX STI still come with that distinctive, yet functional hood scoop that’s part of their heritage.

What’s New Under The Skin

Both models have been improved to allow all the power from the Subaru BOXER engines and all the traction available from Subaru’s symmetrical full-time all wheel-drive to be fully realized. The suspension was tuned for improved handling and performance, but also with an eye towards better comfort and reliability. Other changes include stiffer springs, larger diameter stabilizer bars, and dramatically increased torsional rigidity for all suspension components.

Subaru engineers also added a new Torque Vectoring System to improve agility. Essentially, this system senses when you’re turning and applies a small amount of brake pressure to the inner front wheel during the turn. This distributes more of the engine torque to the outer front wheel to improve the vehicle’s cornering capabilities.

What’s New Under The Hood

First the WRX. It has the biggest change under the hood with the introduction of an all-new, twin-scroll, turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder BOXER engine that boasts improved acceleration, better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. It generates an impressive 268 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.

The new WRX STI keeps the 2.5L turbocharged BOXER engine that makes it so popular, but it has been retuned for 2015 to deliver even better throttle response. Horsepower is a chest-pounding 305 while torque peaks at 290 lb.ft.

Both cars come with 6-speed transmissions – all new on the WRX and refined on the STI. The WRX model is linked to a viscous-coupling centre differential that delivers more uniform power distribution for better traction and sportier handling. The WRX STI version has been beefed up to handle the increased power and torque. It meshes with the multi-mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential that enables the driver to adjust the power distribution between the front and rear wheels in order to better match driving conditions or their personal driving style.

The 2015 WRX also gets an optional Sport Lineartronic transmission. It’s an automatic transmission that acts like a manual, so you get the best of both worlds – convenience and driving excitement. It’s a quick-shifting transmission that features paddle shifters on the steering wheel and two different manual modes to suit your mood and/or driving styles.

Finally, Subaru’s intelligent SI-Drive system is now available on all three models. It’s an advanced engine management system that allows the driver to alter the power characteristics of their car to suit their personal tastes and driving styles. The system features three distinct settings ranging from maximum fuel efficiency to maximum power and performance.

What’s New On The Inside

The refinement theme continues inside the all-new 2015 WRX and WRX STI. The overall interior dimensions are larger. That means more leg, shoulder, and elbow room for the driver and passengers. Larger door openings also make it easier to get in and out. Plus higher hip points give the driver improved visibility out the front.

The WRX features a jet-black interior with silver accents, embroidered floor mats, and performance-designed sport seats. Premium cloth upholstery is standard and rich leather upholstery is an upgrade.

The WRX STI’s interior is as sporty as they come – an all-black colour scheme includes red accent sticking around the instrument panel and door panels and STI embroidering on the seatbacks and floor mats. Plus, the seats are reinforced with red leather bolsters that are as functional as they are distinctive.

Both models come with a new 4.3 inch multi-function LCD display that delivers mileage and fuel economy information as well as reading from the turbo boost pressure gauge and the VDC sensor. Slip into reverse and the screen changes to show the image from the rearview camera.

Model Line Up

Both the WRX and STI are available in three models – entry-level, Sport and Sport-tech, all with the same performance. Moving up to the Sport package on both models adds the rear spoiler, a sunroof, automatic headlights, halogen fog lights, and an 8-way power driver’s seat. Go all the way to the Sport-tech model for leather seating, a premium Harman Kardon sound system and a voice-activated in-dash navigation system.

A decision between the Subaru WRX and the WRX STI essentially comes down to driving preference. Although the STI is sure to attract more onlookers, it is intended to be a driver’s car. This is evidenced mainly by a stiffer suspension and lack of an automatic transmission.

Still unsure which car suits you better?
Come in and speak with one of our knowledgeable sales consultants.

It’s Been A Wild (But, Safe and Reliable) Ride!

We have been immensely proud to represent Subaru’s safety, reliability, and practicality, over the years, not to mention its’ growth. However, it’s now official: Subaru Is Sexy.

Subaru Growth | Budds' Subaru

Subaru is seeing it’s best growth ever as it aims for its 6th consecutive annual sales record. This is the only brand to achieve that feat. Subaru has also marked 33 straight months of sales growth. In response, the Japanese automaker has re-adjusted its 2014 sales forecast to 500,000 vehicles, which is a major milestone. Subaru ranks ahead of GMC, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz in year-to-date sales, just to name a few.

Subaru’s rock-solid reputation has been the foundation for success across the lineup, but exploding demand for compact and mid-size “crossover” SUVs has been the real catalyst.

The segment-leading Subaru Forester leads the pack with 105,356 units sold, and the Subaru Outback trails only slightly with 85,951 units sold.

Introducing Just A Few Of The Newest Subaru Lineup Driving This Amazing Growth!
Legacy (2015)

Outback (2015)

WRX (2015)

* Data, U.S. Figures

Click here for a complete lineup of Subaru vehicles.

Have You Seen Our Exhaust?

A lot of people have watched this video on our installed STi Performance Exhaust. Have you?? It purrs like a grown up kitten. Have a listen, and then call us up for a price.

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Click here for a complete overview of the WRX STI.

2015 WRX & WRX STI Arrived In-Store

2015 WRX  & WRX STI Have Arrived!

They are here; our two newest Subaru performance models. The 2015 WRX and WRX STI are heading into the shop to get road-ready. We are as excited as ever to have the new 2015 WRX and WRX STI finally at our dealership!!! We will update everyone when they are ready to be seen.

2015 WRX & WRX STI Have Arrived | Budds' Subaru
2015 WRX

2015 WRX STI is most reliable performance car in one key category.

Click here to learn more about the WRX & the WRX STI.