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Post Subaru Impreza (and WRX/WRX STI) chassis codes/designations

Just an informational thread for chassis codes for Subaru Impreza and Subaru Impreza WRX, Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Subaru WRX, and Subaru WRX STI models.

Chassis code on a Subaru vehicle can be found within the vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). Fourth and fifth digits are the two digits that designate your chassis code.

For example:
JF1 GPA XXXXXXXXXXX

The "GP" in the VIN indicates:
G = Impreza
P = fourth generation 5-door hatchback

The "G" in the fourth digit indicates the Impreza line.

The fifth digit (in the above case, the "P") indicates the generation and body style.

The Subaru Impreza is Subaru's entry into the compact car market. It is smaller than the Legacy.

Beginning in the fourth generation, the WRX and WRX STI are now an entirely different line from the Impreza in both nameplate and forth digit VIN.
Although the third generation WRX STI (and MY2011 to MY2014 WRX) used a different fifth digit in the VIN (indicating a different chassis from the non-turbo Imprezas), it wasn't until the fourth generation that the WRX and WRX STI get their own line fourth digit, which is now a "V" rather than the old Impreza "G".

The regular 3rd generation Impreza (non-WRX, non-turbo) was never produced in a widebody.

1st generation Subaru Impreza
GC 4-door sedan
GM 2-door coupe
GF 5-door wagon

2nd generation Subaru Impreza
GD 4-door sedan
GG 5-door wagon

3rd generation Subaru Impreza, WRX, WRX STI
GE 4-door sedan narrow body
(WRX from model year 2008, 2009, and 2010; WRX STI is widebody only)
GH 5-door hatch narrow body

(WRX from model year 2008, 2009, and 2010; WRX STI is widebody only)
GV 4-door sedan widebody
(WRX sedan switched to widebody beginning MY2011, sedan new for MY2011 for WRX STI, production overall began MY2011)

GR 5-door hatch widebody
(WRX STI, WRX hatch switched to widebody beginning MY2011)

4th generation Subaru Impreza, WRX, WRX STI
GJ 4-door sedan narrow body
GP 5-door hatch narrow body
VA 4-door sedan widebody (WRX and WRX STI only, production began MY2015)

5th generation Subaru Impreza
(Now on SGP, Subaru Global Platform to be shared with the next Subaru generation vehicles)
GK 4-door sedan narrow body
GT 5-door hatch narrow body

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