Subaru May Build a New WRX Hatchback After All
The new Subaru WRX as a four-door is more than fine. It’s actually really, really good (or at least we’ve heard). But if there’s one thing left to the imagination with Subie’s latest hot sedan, it’s the idea of a hatchback variant. Initially, Subaru wasn’t too fond on the idea of a new WRX hatchback — with the hatchback coming to an end in the third generation. But a new report from Motoring.com.au suggests that Subaru may come around to the idea of a five-door after all. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Subaru WRX
“We have received strong interest from the US, where the hatchback was 50 percent [of previous-generation WRX sales], so we’re now considering,” said WRX Project General Manager, Masuo Takatsu, in a recent interview. Of course, the 2.0-liter turbocharged WRX comes with 268 horsepower and a price tag of $26,295. If built, the WRX hatchback would likely fetch for a bit more, but put to use the same power, as with previous generations.
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We’ll keep our eyes peeled as to how this one will play out.
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