Originally Posted by alphaproject
Well, I feel that the base models have a different look now than the WRX/Sti's where as before they were just trims. Now the car is all together different engine-wise and in looks. Did they simply keep the style of the 09-11 for the WRX and change the Impreza base model....this is what I think after looking at some pics.
That's pretty much what Subaru did. WRX/STi variants are carryover while the NA ones are a different body/chassis. Nissan's Versa is currently like that too - sedan is a new bodystyle while the hatchback is still the previous version.