Subaru WRX/STI Runs Out of Gas in U.S., Yet it’s Pedal Down Around the Globe
The 2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STI has slipped big time in the U.S., but it’s pedal down in other global markets. In the U.S., Subaru’s 2017 WRX and WRX STI slipped 11.5 percent over the previous September. Subaru of America sold 3,033 WRX/STIs in September 2015, and 2,683 in September 2016. WRX/STI is still up by the smallest percentage for the year, just 0.1 percent (+20 cars) for the year. In the U.S., it’s Outback and Crosstrek which are leading the lineup and each had record sales for September.
In Canada, it’s a very different story as they are selling the 2017 WRX/STI in record numbers. Canada saw record September sales for Crosstrek, Forester, Outback and WRX STI. Subaru’s performance sedan, WRX STI, experienced its best September ever north of the border with growth of 19.7 percent (365 units).
In Australia, the new 2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are also way up for September. Subaru AU reports the star performers in the passenger car range were the recently launched Levorg wagon, and WRX/STI, up 31.8 percent for the month.
While more 2017 Subaru WRX and WRX STIs are sold in the U.S. than any other global market, the performance sedans are running out of gas. In Canada and Australia, WRX/STI is putting the pedal down with record sales and growth. With sales slowing in the U.S., maybe it's time to bring back the WRX/STI 5-door hatch?
Source: Subaru of America, Subaru Canada, Subaru AU