A fresh report out of Japan claims the new Subaru WRX STI will debut in March 2022, boasting an output as high as 294 kW.

According to Best Car Web, the new all-wheel-drive WRX STI will ride on the latest Subaru Global Platform, though also benefit from “significantly increased body rigidity”.

The report claims the high-performance sedan will employ a version of the Japanese firm’s FA24 turbocharged 2,4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver somewhere in the region of 294 kW. The publication furthermore suggests the new WRX STI will be offered in six-speed manual form only, with no option of an automatic transmission.

As a reminder, the turbocharged 2,5-litre unit in the outgoing WRX STI was good for 221 kW ... or 260 kW in 2018’s SA-only "Diamond Edition" model.

This latest information lines up fairly neatly with a Forbes report from February 2020 stating the new WRX STI would use the aforementioned FA24 unit (already employed by the Ascent) but with “significant upgrades”, including a reinforced crankshaft and reinforced pistons.