In the wake of the news that Subaru is killing the WRX STI going forward, it appears that the STI is already dead on the company’s U.S. and Canadian consumer Web sites.
It does seem that one can use the build and price tool to price out a 2021 STI, but otherwise, the car has been seemingly memory-holed.
I’ve reached out to Subaru to see if there’s a deeper meaning to be gleaned here — is all STI inventory sold out, or is this just a natural adjustment to the fact that the STI won’t exist in 2022? I have not yet heard back. UPDATE: Subaru replied with a comment that addresses the lack of the STI for 2022 but doesn’t get into specifics about the car’s disappearance from consumer sites: “Yes, we recently announced that there will be no 22 STI. In fact, there will be no STI based on the new WRX platform as we look to the future of the product. We are looking at electrification for the next generation. No timeline as of yet.”
It is, of course, not unusual for a car that’s not being carried over to disappear from consumer sites. It just seems to be happening awfully soon after the demise of the STI was announced, and it’s also a bit confusing that the B and P tool is still up but the car is otherwise not shown.
Slow news heading into the weekend, I know. But mildly interesting, nonetheless.
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