Beyond The Revenge Of The Son Of More Toyobaru Details
Like us, Autocar has been paying close attention to the development of Toyota and Subaru’s forthcoming rear wheel-drive (RWD) coupe. The Brit pub says Subie’s working on the engine (two liter boxer) and chassis, while Toyota gets the interior right. And once again, this is not an Impreza replacement we’re talking about. Autocar quotes a Subaru rep as saying “this will be a smaller, lighter car with more niche appeal.” And the “smaller, lighter” ethos means there will not be turbocharged WRX or STI versions of the coupe– part of its rationale is passing Europe’s new, tougher emissions laws. Meanwhile, 7Tune has some rendered speculation on the looks of the wee beastie, while raising some concerns about the development process. Besides noting that Toyota is looking to answer its styling critics with the new design, 7Tune reports that “members of Toyota’s development team have admitted that the suspension from the Legacy is ‘weak and terrible’ but have endeavored to make some changes that will produce more sports car-like handling.” Still, the new coupe should provide plenty of opportunities for the tuning and aftermarket crowd, while also offering a light, fast, efficient coupe for the mass market. Still sounds good to us. You know; in theory.