Autocar Confirms Toyobaru RWD Coupe

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

We reported yesterday that Autocar UK had "found" top secret renderings of a forthcoming RWD coupe being jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru. Well, today we have confirmation from the two firms that the new coupe is definitely in the works. A joint press release tells us, "The compact rear wheel-drive sports car is envisioned to offer a new 'fun to drive' experience based on an all-new vehicle platform." The release also confirms that Subaru's boxer four will be the only initial engine offering, and that production will begin in 2010. [Ed: there's that number again.] Subaru will launch first, sometime late in 2010, while the Toyota version will not be available until 2011. Watch this space for official images and further details as they become available.

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  • DearS DearS on Apr 11, 2008

    I guess needing to put oil in my Bimmer a few thousand miles is no biggie.

  • Rev0lver Rev0lver on Apr 11, 2008

    I bought the corolla with 92 000 kms on it, and it was driven by an elderly man who took care of it. No one could figure out the consumption issue so I just live with it. Unbelievably reliable otherwise.

  • Brock_Landers Brock_Landers on Apr 12, 2008

    All modern gasoline engines are designed to work between certain rpm's. If the car is driven very quietly and only shifted at low rpms (like most oldtimers are driving), then piston rings wont settle properly in and the engine starts to consume oil. So from time to time its recommended to rev the engine close to the limiter.

  • Subuguru Subuguru on Apr 30, 2008

    This car, if done right(and with the amount of prayer I am generating, it will be) is the best that has happened to Subaru since the outback saved their ass in the 90's. The Impreza is lying in it's grave , too much money and ugly as hell. Not to mention it revitilizez toyata(yawn :0 ) line up. The fact is this is the start of a great relationship that both companies desperetly need. Toyota also wants Subaru's battery knowledge for the hybrids, so there is a lot more down the road. Thank you GM for droping Subaru!