The 2015 Subaru WRX is awesome. Really awesome. We told you as much in our first drive of the new sedan back in December. Honestly, our only complaint about Fuji Heavy's new performance machine is that it's no longer offered as a hatchback – the new WRX is a sedan-only affair, despite the more functional five-door variant accounting for some 50 percent of sales in the car's last generation.

But there's hope on the horizon, if a report from Australia's Motoring.com is to be believed. Speaking with Masuo Takatsu, Subaru's general manager for the WRX, the company is now re-considering putting the "hatch" back in its hot hatch.

"We have received strong interest from the US, where the hatchback was 50 percent (of previous-generation WRX sales), so we're now considering," Takatsu told Motoring, noting that the United States is Subaru's main target for this car. Additionally, Takatsu said the company's decision to only offer the sedan was the result of limited engineering resources, echoing statements we've previously heard from Subaru's US arm.

The WRX is based on the Subaru Impreza, which is already offered in hatchback guise, and it's pretty easy to get an idea of what a hotter version of the five-door would look like. Should the WRX hatch be green-lit, it's unclear exactly when the car would launch.

We've reached out to Subaru for comment, but have not heard back as of this writing, so stay tuned to this space for more information as it becomes available. For now, all we can say is: yes. A thousand times, yes.


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      rsholland
      • 8 Months Ago
      YES!!! Either a WRX hatch, or bring over the 2.0L Levorg. The Levorg might make more sense as it would offer more (marketing) separation from the 5-door Impreza.
        bonehead
        • 8 Months Ago
        @rsholland
        yes bring the levorg. I dare say it even looks better than the WRX. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZefbimCMAAdMdo.png http://carnews.beforward.jp/2014/01/17/214557/214557_3.jpg
      bonehead
      • 8 Months Ago
      can we just get the levorg already!!!!! Its a wagon (check) and a WRX (check) with 296hp (double check) and costs less than an STI (WTFBBQ shut up and take my money) And it also looks better than the WRX http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZefbimCMAAdMdo.png http://carnews.beforward.jp/2014/01/17/214557/214557_3.jpg
      [event horizon]
      • 8 Months Ago
      What about a coupe? I love the BRZ, but I want AWD!
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 8 Months Ago
      Where do we line up. The two most awaited subies are the WRX hatch and the BRZ with the turbo 2.0. No excuses - do it Subie.
      EvilTollMan
      • 8 Months Ago
      Crapola, now I have to wait even longer to trade in my aging Volvo because I want a WRX, but I REALLY wanted a hatch...
      andrite36
      • 8 Months Ago
      The way folks are going bananas for the Impreza Outback... they would be nuts not to do that.
      Captain Stu
      • 8 Months Ago
      So now sales off the sedan will go down and Subaru won't have a business case anymore to engineer the 5 door.
      csrecord
      • 8 Months Ago
      Now I'm interested. But, get rid of that awful audio system!
      Jameskey
      • 8 Months Ago
      I just sold my 2011 and will not be replacing it with a Subaru product if they do not release the hatch. The utility is too much too ignore.
      Ken
      • 8 Months Ago
      The lack of a hatch is what is preventing me from considering buying this. As a sedan, it becomes much less special and interesting.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 8 Months Ago
      not only do i prefer the sedan, i'd get a cvt. put that in your pipe and smoke it nerds.
      Arizonarelax
      • 8 Months Ago
      It appears Subaru has been so caught-up in the success of the Outback, Forester that the underpowered Crosstrek and their performance offerings are just out there in limbo. " We have received strong interest..." and you didn't know this before? "so we're now considering..." Yea, Subaru, way to stay on top of your game. "limited engineering resources..." that just makes me feel peachy and excited all over. Can't wait to see Toyota's influence and the new hatchback offering.... A Matrix variation no doubt...Golly!
        rsholland
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Arizonarelax
        Crosstrek in limbo? Haha!! That sucker is one hot seller.
          Fixitfixitstop
          • 8 Months Ago
          @rsholland
          That's not what he said. The Crosstrek is, however, slightly underpowered and has iffy fuel economy.
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