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Scotty 12-14-2012 05:45 PM

WRX and STI discountinued in the UK
 
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/subaru/...and-impreza-uk

archer1.8 12-14-2012 07:53 PM

Hard to sell a car that only gets 18mpg.

Whatisit 12-14-2012 10:04 PM

dam, they lost the impreza too??

spooln30 12-14-2012 10:51 PM

Times are hard for everybody even car makers. If their not selling in that region then why make them special to sell them there. I'd bet when things pick back up they will probably sell them again.

cartman 12-15-2012 09:11 AM

Could this mean that we in the US get the special models (S401 I think?)

octain11 12-15-2012 12:14 PM

hope so, but I doubt it

Drift Motion 12-15-2012 03:08 PM

AFAIK, you can easily import JDM vehicles into UK...so no loss here..

DeltaSniper 12-15-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drift Motion (Post 4205527)
AFAIK, you can easily import JDM vehicles into UK...so no loss here..


Since they are in the EU, wouldnt it be also easy as hell to just grab an STI from say France?

Drift Motion 12-15-2012 10:06 PM

why get EDM cars when you have the awesome JDM selection?

like S206? BNR34? etc

ehsnils 12-18-2012 10:03 PM

There's a new Impreza coming next year.

For those living in the UK it's not a major problem to import from Japan.

TurboLag23 12-18-2012 10:41 PM

If we could import Japanese and European cars as easily as they can, it would not mean nearly as much that the STI has been cancelled. Only difference would be that now the only people rolling in them are enthusiasts.

Plus, the new WRX and hopefully STI are coming within the next year or two. They'll probably go back on sale in the UK then. Then again, if they DON'T go on sale in the UK when they arrive, I will be very worried

krzyss 12-19-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeltaSniper (Post 4205578)
Since they are in the EU, wouldnt it be also easy as hell to just grab an STI from say France?

The steering wheel is on the wrong side (from the Islands point of view).

Krzys

f1anatic 12-19-2012 08:31 AM

I think the magazine, like some of the readers here, are over-reacting simply to the fact that there will not be a 2013 version of the WRX/STI. Subaru simply chose to not bring the 2013 model which is identical to the 2012 and built in parallel to the new Impreza probably for the very reasons the article cites. There will not be a turbo Legacy for 2013 will there. For what I know Subaru chose to kill the 2013 turbo Legacy and the decision has been taken not to bring that car to the US because of insufficient demand.
demand has dwindled as the performance model can no longer compete with more modern rivals in terms of design, interior quality, performance and emissions.

I am sure that once the 2014 turbo 2.0 liter versions are released world wide in the new body style, they will be marketed in UK. If anything, Subaru cannot afford to lose the UK auto racing scene and the motor racing companies like ProDrive.

So this whole bit of news is just incomplete, misleading automotive reporting by someone who was browsing the UK Subaru website.

And seriously ? BRZ and SUVs for UK ? UK Footballers like Wayne Rooney are not gonna look at Subaru when they have Land Rover and Ferrari within their budget.

TheOneDoubleN 12-19-2012 09:27 AM

Oh no! The 17 WRX's sold each year in the UK are going bye bye! Everyone better rush out and snatch up the rest before they're all gone!


From http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/s...-uk-2012-12-17

"Don't forget, it was only a few months back that Subaru slashed the price on a WRX STI by a whopping six grand (though it appears to have crept back up to just under 33k now...), in a bid to pump some life into the ageing saloon."

Most successful car manufacturers don't need to slash the price of their cars by 6K in order to boost sales.


*Brilliant Sales Tactic*

:rolleyes:

I wouldn't be suprised to see the Legacy disappear from the UK either. Its competition for fuel efficient, safe, economical cars is far too stiff over there, and it simply isn't keeping up. The Outback, Forester, and BRZ are all fairly unique, but there's nothing unique about the Legacy.



From http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/subaru/...and-impreza-uk


"The spokesman said: “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.”
Instead, Subaru will focus its UK efforts on its XV, new Forester and Outback SUV models: “Subaru is concentrating on what it’s really good at – so we’re concentrating on SUVs and the BRZ – we’re hoping to get more [BRZs] next year to satisfy strong demand for that car.”
He added that he “could not confirm what happens to the Legacy after the end of 2013”.


TrueWhiteBoy 12-19-2012 11:13 AM

I believe they offer a Diesel Legacy over there that has decent gas mileage. That may keep it alive.


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