You can now rest easy, Subaru BRZ fans. The Japanese sports car will live to see a second generation version after all. It wasn’t looking too good, especially after a recent conversation between Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and Drive indicated that the second-generation 86 could be a BMW -Toyota collaboration, leaving Subaru out in the cold .
But thank your lucky stars for Fuji Heavy Industries president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga. The head honcho of Subaru’s parent company has told Automotive News that the BRZ will live on, effectively debunking the previous report of the BRZ’s possible demise.
Yoshinaga told Automotive News that Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries will be working on a successor to the current-generation BRZ . The Fuji chief was responding to the aforementioned Drive report that quoted Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.
"If I were to be told that, I’d pass out," Yoshinaga told Automotive News. "It’s not going to be just one generation."
Cue the collective sighs of relief from fans of the BRZ.
So it looks like Subaru will still be involved in the next generation model of the BRZ.
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