After a serious bit of teasing at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Subaru might be finally preparing to pull the sheets off of the production versions of the new WRX and STI. The venue, according to Automotive News, will be the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Besides that tasty bit of info, AN has a number of other interesting ideas about the 2015 WRX.

If you've been a fan of the five-door bodystyle, don't read this – the next WRX and STI will reportedly go four-door only. We've already seen the latter's whopping great wing, a tradition we're happy to see soldering on for next-gen car. According to the AN report, power figures to be around 265 horsepower from a 2.5-liter, turbocharged, flat-four engine.

Los Angeles is still quite far off, so expect to hear more rumblings about a production WRX or STI in the coming weeks. Take a look above for our most recent batch of spy photos, and then hop down below for some images of the stunning WRX Concept that was shown at New York.


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      CoffeeJones
      • 1 Year Ago
      AAAAGH GODAMMIT I'm holding my breath for the next WRX 5 door - and while I understand a smaller company like Subaru probably can't make the business case for introducing two variants of a unique ( unique enough from the standard impreza at least) platform, but this is a bummer. Put it this way: I stuffed an entire christmas tree into the back of my old Golf GTI. It's a lot of cake and eating it too.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was actually considering a 2014 WRX 5 door (most of us assumed it would happen). Oh well, so long Subaru.
      LT
      • 1 Year Ago
      There goes fun utility.
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they were going to go with one option only, I'd hope it would be hatch instead. My lone voice doesn't really matter, though. Overall sales make the decisions and sedan outsell hatches by a long shot, at least in the US. I think they may have gone hatch only for a year or two. Perhaps sales went down for that time.
      Carguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 5 door hatch WRX/STI is a great option for someone who doesn't want to get a euro sedan but wants some power and stealthy ride. If you need a family car with some room but hate SUVs the WRX is a great option. Its arguably one of the most masculine wagons offered in the US. I'm hoping this is just a rumor.
        Radioactive Flea
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Carguy
        Clearly you don't have kids. My wife drives one and is always complaining about the lack of space.
          RudyH
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Radioactive Flea
          Your wife is what's wrong with America...I think she want's a CUV or SUV...
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Carguy
        yeah i hope so too. And i really hope we get a wagon and not a hatch. Wagons maintain the length of the sedan and more practicality. I honestly think the last wagons would have sold so much better if they were identical to the sedan only just with a wagon addition (im talking 2002-2007) But instead the wagons were given a narrower width and no swollen wheel wells. I was in the market and ultimately purchased a 2002 sedan cause without the wheel wells, it just looks too plain. And look at the current WRX. I see far far more hatches than wagons. Probably 3:1
          DRO3000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          again pls shut up! You see more hatches than sedans because for 3 model years they didnt offer an STi sedan
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is an interested report. One, as a subaru salesman, I'm not sure if I believe or not. Also the report about using the same 2.5 flat 4 w/265 horses. Everything we have been fed had been leading us towards the new 2.0 liter engine that we have in the BRZ and the XT Forester... But only time will tell. Subaru has made so few mistakes since '09 (Legacy GT gone was one) I guess they were due for one sometime sooner or later...
      Hal Jordan
      • 1 Year Ago
      No hatch? Why don't you just shoot yourself in the foot, Subaru?
      jf.bouchard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lame! I carried so much junk in my '02 bugeye wagon, it was really practical. Hey Subaru, why don't you make the belt line super high and thicken the pillars all around while you're at it? Just be like everyone else, see where that gets you. I hate it when companies literally turn their back on their faithful customers. Volvo did it by killing most of their wagons, now Subaru is starting to do the same. Stupid decision.
      Durishin
      • 1 Year Ago
      No 5-door! :-/ I've been waiting and planning for spring/summer 2014. But sans a 5-door, my next - and would-be 6th - Subie may say "Speed 3" on the tail gate.
      Jay-Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is quite the reversal from the previous generation WRX, where the hatchback was pushed by Subaru - said to be better for WRC (weight distribution, I think). I understand that Subaru are small and might benefit from only one body style. I'll admit that I was in the sedan crowd last gen, but the utility of the hatch cannot be ignored. I know someone who carries a track-worth of cones for autocross in the back of theirs, unloads, runs the car for the day, and hauls all the gear back. Very handy, very fast.
      Ross
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone has their panties in a bind over a bunch of rumors. The no hatch rumor has been out for at least a year. Doesnt seem to be any base for that rumor, so we'll find out in a few months. There is no way the engine will be a 2.5l producing 265hp for the WRX. The forester XT produces 250 from the 2.0l turbo it has. In Japan the forester produces 270HP from the same exact 2.0l engine and the legacy is at 296 from the same 2.0l. 300 is probably where the WRX will be... The STi getting a 2.5l is possible, but doubtful when the 2.0 is already such a damn strong engine (as witnesses by BRZs being boosted to 500-600WHP/TQ on stock internals).
      Palmermc
      • 1 Year Ago
      What the hell does "reportedly" mean? Whats your source? Conjecture on NASIOC?
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