Subaru Dealers Can Barely Meet WRX, STI Demand
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI quickly turned into one of this writer’s favorite rides thanks to some brief time behind the wheel earlier in the year. But not even I could have predicted that it would turn into one of Subaru’s best selling cars of 2014, if not ever. With a 38.24% increase over previous years, the WRX and STI come only second to the Forester (46.77%) in percentage of increase for 2014. With that increase, buyers are staring down a wait list of three to four months if they want either, as most dealerships are only allotted eight to 10 models a month. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Subaru WRX STI
This massive sales increase marks an all-time monthly record for Subaru for any July, and some of the largest sales figures for the WRX and STI in company history. And get this — rumor has it there’s only about 75 Launch Editions still available from the original 1,000 planned (those come with gold wheels, blue paint, etc.)
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That spells good news for Subaru, buoyed in part by the arrival of both the new Legacy sedan and Outback crossovers in showrooms. But for those of you looking for either of the WRX performance sedans, you might want to get over to your local Subaru dealer and put your name down, because you’re going to have to wait.
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