According to the most recent year-to-date numbers, the new WRX and STI have seen a 38.24 percent increase in sales over the past year, which puts them firmly in second place behind the 46.77 percent year-to-date increase for the Forester. The next closest model in the Subaru line-up is the XV Crosstrek which saw a 35.80 percent increase. Overall, Subaru of America has reported a record in monthly sales for July.
Dealers such as Subaru of Hilton Head are reporting that sales of the WRX and STI are running just about even. At many dealerships across the country, buyers will have to wait three to four months to take delivery of one of these outstanding 4-doors.
The WRX has been a perennial favorite due to its powerful engine, superior handling, and affordable price tag, and the 2015 edition offers all this and more.
Completely redesigned for 2015, the WRX offers a roomier interior, improved fuel efficiency, and better performance capabilities. Based upon the same platform as the Impreza, it is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder 268 hp engine, paired to either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). The vehicle can hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
The WRX STI cranks it up a notch. This high-performance model features a 2.5L 4-cylinder 302 hp engine and has a more rigid, sport-tuned suspension. Driving dynamics are improved and enhanced by the driver adjustable center differential which allows customization of the vehicle’s traction capabilities.
As with all Subaru vehicles, these compact sport sedans come with the superior symmetrical all-wheel drive system.
The WRX is available in base, Premium, and Limited trims, while the WRX STI is offered in base, Limited, and Launch Edition trims. Production of the Launch Edition has been limited to only 1,000, so it is very exclusive and will be difficult to get a hold of.
For those who would like to learn more about the 2015 WRX and STI, the friendly and knowledgeable folks at Subaru of Hilton Head have all of the details. Contact their dealership for more information.
Subaru of Hilton Head is part of the New River Auto Mall. New River Auto Mall, LLC owns 10 dealerships featuring 15 franchises, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, and Volkswagen. In addition to vehicle sales, the New River Auto Mall features a state-of-the-