Why not? It's too expensive to develop.
Earlier this month we reported that Subaru hasn’t entirely given up on the idea of offering the new WRX (read: NOT the WRX STI) as a hatchback as well as a sedan. A WRX Project Manager by the name of Masuo Takatsu told an Australian publication that after receiving strong interest in the US, Subaru was now considering a WRX hatch. After all, sales of the previous-gen model saw nearly fifty percent of buyers opting for the five-door hatch.
Even the previous WRX STI five-door was a solid sales success. Sadly, Subaru opted to make the new model a sedan only, claiming it would have been too expensive to develop and build both. Damn shame, we know. Following Takatsu’s comments, however, Subaru USA officials were confused. They hadn’t heard a thing about a possible new WRX five-door. Motor Trend claim they then got on the phone with the home office in Japan to discuss and clarify things. And now the official company line is this: no WRX hatchback is planned. Was Takatsu misquoted? Something lost in translation? Both are entirely possible.