Subaru Says No to the WRX Hatchback – Again

Despite rumors that Subaru was reportedly reconsidering plans for a hatchback version of the new WRX and STI models, Subaru has gone on the record again by stating that it is isn’t going to happen.

2015 Subaru WRX


Despite rumors that Subaru was reportedly reconsidering plans for a hatchback version of the new WRX and STI models, Subaru has gone on the record again by stating that it is isn’t going to happen.

WRX project manager Masao Takatsu was apparently misquoted when he stated that hatchback versions of the WRX and STI were under consideration. When it came time for Subaru to work on the next-generation WRX and STI models, limited resources forced Subaru to choose between the hatchback or sedan body style. Subaru execs felt that the sedan body style would be the better choice, even though in the U.S. sales of the hatchback and sedan version of the WRX were split evenly and buyers in the U.S. prefered the STI hatchback 3:1.

Related: A New Subaru WRX Hatchback is Still a Possibility

While other competitors like the Ford Focus ST, VW GTI/ Golf R and Mazdaspeed3 are only offered in hatchback versions, only time will tell if Subaru made the right decision.

Source: Subaru via Motor Trend