If you’re wondering why the Subaru BRZ suddenly morphed into an SUV, don’t worry, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.
This is a completely different car from the popular sports coupe; actually, it’s not so much of an actual car as it is a concept on what the BRZ could look like if it was given the full sport utility treatment.
The concept is called the Cross Sport Design and it’s on display at the Tokyo Motor Show . Those are about all the details we have of the vehicle, other than the obvious fact that it looks really sweet with the BRZ-inspired design, complete with the coupe-like stance, the unmistakable BRZ headlamps, the distinctive grille, the stylish fenders and those massive wheels.
According to Subaru , the Cross Sport Design Concept is the final product of a project that wanted to combine the essence of sport and utility in one design,There are a lot of ways that Subaru could have interpreted that, but we’re pretty happy that they choice this route to do so.
We’re pretty excite to see what the Cross Sport Design Concept has to offer.
Click past the jump to read more about the inspiration for the concept, the mighty and popular Subaru BRZ, and to see more shots of the Cross Sport Design Concept.
Downright stunning doesn’t do this concept justice. It is truly amazing just how great a BRZ-inspired front end fits on a crossover. Maybe sometime in the future, Subaru will use this design as its signature nose — doubtful, but it would be a refreshing change for Suby.
The standard BRZ was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show and Subaru put it on sale in early 2012.
The BRZ is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed boxer engine equipped with Toyota’s direct injection and port injection technology. It delivers a total of 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet torque. The engine is mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission with a short-shift lever or with an optional six-speed automatic tranny that has an "S mode" for better shifting response and an "M mode" for optional shifting.
In the U.S. market, the model is priced from $25,495.