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Subaru WRX Hatchback Spied Testing

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Subaru WRX Hatchback Spied Testing

A hatchback version of the new Subaru WRX has been called into question, but a fresh set of spy photos seems to prove that one is in the works. 

The test mule seen in the photos is using the body of the current Impreza hatchback, though it has been modified for extra width which can clearly be seen around the fuel-filler door and the taillights. The extra width seems to fall in line with the specs of the 2015 WRX, which is 2.2-inches wider than the Impreza. Additionally, the front fascia and fenders from the 2015 WRX are fitted.

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It looks as though this test mule has been purposefully built with subtlety in mind so as not to attract attention. The more aggressive wheels and tires from the WRX haven’t been fitted yet, and the hood scoop found on the WRX has been hidden with a metal panel. Our spy photographer says this is a common practice at Subaru to keep its future car plans under wraps, and that those high-performance add-ons will likely begin to appear on future test mules.

GALLERY: WRX Hatchback Spy Photos

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