Subaru WRX STi sales have been going down and Subaru’s reluctance to give the WRX STi a proper upgrade might be to blame here but there might be more than one reason why the WRX STi isn’t doing so great.
It is clear that the consumers have been losing interest in performance sedans as the Subaru is not the only automakers that have reported a slowdown in their performance sedan sales. That is why some people think that Subaru’s next move should be about turning the Subaru WRX STi into a hatchback model.
It is clear that hot hatches are all the rage right now and people are actually hoping that Subaru would go down that path. However, Subaru has never indicated that that is what they are planning to do in the near future.
If Subaru does come out with a hatchback version of their Subaru WRX STi, the hot hatch will be going up against models like the Volkswagen Golf R and Ford Focus RS.