Subaru Impreza & WRX STI dropped in the U.K. - report

2013 Subaru WRX STI
2013 Subaru WRX STI

Legacy also slated for a quick exit?

A Subaru spokesperson has confirmed plans to drop the Impreza and WRX STI in the United Kingdom.

Subaru recently launched a new Impreza, but the company resisted offering it in the United Kingdom. After a year of deliberations Subaru decided there wasn't enough demand to offer it in Britain.

The move also spells the end of the WRX STI which recently saw performance upgrades and a price drop. According to the unnamed spokesperson, "Currently we have no plans to bring in further [WRX STI] stock after the current stock sells out – which should takes us to early summer depending on demand.”

While it's sad to see the models being dropped, the company wants to focus on newer vehicles like the BRZ, XV and Forester. Interestingly, the spokesperson told Auto Express he “could not confirm what happens to the Legacy after the end of 2013” which could imply that model is also on its way out.

Source: Auto Express
Published Dec 14th, 2012 6:20pm By Michael Gauthier
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duppy mowt duppy mowt
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for the U.S....
Dec 17th, 2012 4:55pm
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herr_davidw herr_davidw
Don't worry mate, those pommies are going soft with their Vauxhauls and VW Golfs. They don't and won't ever understand something as hardcore as the STIs.
Dec 16th, 2012 8:36am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
UK- EU Winter is coming. Financial iceage.
Dec 16th, 2012 12:46am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
It's a really sad day. Time has caught up with the likes of the Evo and STI. Now that hot hatches offer similar real-world performance with cheaper running costs, these cars have become obsolete in the UK. Both the STI and Evo will always have a place in the history books.
Dec 14th, 2012 9:19pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Only on straight line, because when the twisty bits come, no hot hatch can touch a Evo or a STI... Unless you get a FQ400 or a CS400, in that case you will need a GTR or a Porsche to match it
Dec 17th, 2012 2:18am
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Times are hard Subaru, the new Subaru WRX STI's barely hit 30MPG, another reason is the cars come really low spec in comparison to other rival cars such as the EVO, which have Sat-Nav and in my opinion slightly better interior.
Dec 14th, 2012 9:13pm
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Cale24 Cale24
When even chavs don't bother stealing them, then it's time to pack it in I guess.
Dec 14th, 2012 6:39pm
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