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 |  Apr 22 2014, 8:02 AM

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Subaru WRX hatchback fans might be in for some bad news if they’re fans of the new model.

When the Subaru WRX debuted at the 2013 L.A. Auto show, enthusiasts were shocked that only sedan models were presented. Recent sales data shows that nearly half of yearly WRX sales are for the hatchback model while 33 percent of WRX STI sales are for the five door. But according to the Japanese automaker, it’s too expensive to develop both models  despite recent rumors that the company was considering a five-door version.

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According to sources close to the story, Subaru U.S. was surprised by what Subaru project manager Masuo Takatsu had to say about the potential of a hatchback model for the U.S. market. As a result, Subaru USA contacted Japan to discuss the situation and now it is unlikely that a hatchback model is on the table.

GALLERY: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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  • J Mac

    Well…. they lost me as a buyer.

  • Richard Joash Tan

    but I don’t! I will buy the 2015 model because you stink and you are a bullshit!

  • danwat1234

    They should make a hybrid model that’s just as fast if not faster than the STI

  • Macz

    Lost me as a buyer too!

  • No_Longer_Subie_Fans

    Subaru of America lost me with the introduction of the current generation of the Impreza. I pre-ordered before it was available on the car lot. Waited for about 4 months for it to arrive. Then, a few hours after taking the car home, noticed that the transmission was not the one I had ordered. SoA’s answer to a customer of 35 years … “It’s your problem, you drove it off the lot. You own it!” Two of our Subies have been traded in for Toyotas. Only have the Forester left. When it gets traded, it will NOT be for a Subaru. Sorry, SoA, you really blew it this time.

  • Shiratori90

    Yeah, you are a troll. What kind of person takes HOURS to find out that a car isn’t what they ordered.

    You’re full of bs and you know it.

  • Joe Theplummer

    Something is not right here guys! No Longer Subi Fans, Macz, wat1234, and J Mac I’m talking to you. You’all sound like the junior sales force at a Honda or Toyota store. You drove the car home AND THEN in a few hours you noticed the tranny was not what you ordered!!!!!! How STUPID can you be? And you know what? SOA did not say those words.
    You blew it and you know what you blew!

  • Joe Theplummer

    Right on!

  • Richard Joash Tan

    AND YOU ARE AN ANTI-SUBARU BULLSHIT!!!!!!!

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  • Maczs

    Richard Tan, are we all bullshit? Just saying….

  • Rickers

    I have a feeling I know what he’d say….

  • J Mac

    That’s a cool idea. The next Evo is supposed to be hybrid. If they added a hybrid power boost and got the STI up to 380-hp!!!