Everyone’s excited about the new WRX STi that will be unveiled next week at the Tokyo Motor Show, but the news that the Japanese maker will bring in the near future aren’t only about the new turbo sportscar.

Subaru’s philosophy is about to change in the next few years. Until now when we said Subaru things were very easy: a boxer engine under the hood and an all-wheel-drive system.

But in the future we will also have diesel and hybrid models, and even more the new FWD system (already used in the new generation Justy).

The diesel engine (featuring the same boxer architecture) will debut next year at the Geneva motor Show and on the US market will be available around 2012.

The hybrid version could be launched a bit earlier, sometime in 2010, being a project developed in cooperation with Toyota.

Rumors say that the hybrid version of the Subaru could be available even earlier, but the two makers wait for the lithium-ion technology to be even more performant than in the present.

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  (666) posted on 05.13.2010

Powered by the trio is a 2.0-liter engine. It offers consumers a lower center of gravity, reduced vibration, lighter weight.

  (132) posted on 10.26.2007

Wonder how much prices will differ

  (1) posted on 10.22.2007

okay am a er 4 fast cars. n no arguments a petrol sub does it. BUT when this fast car boasts a high speed diesel engine? it jus takes my breath away.

  (372) posted on 10.22.2007

"the two makers wait for the lithium-ion technology to be even more performant than in the present."

That’s "Toyotese" for "we’re gonna wait on as many other manufacturers as possible to test, fail, and then when somebody perfects it and starts to make some money, we’ll copy it, fine tune it a bit further and then blow that competitor out of the water...tried and proven formula for success around here " I’d buy the Subaru diesel, but the can take a hike with their "lithion"-hybrid.

  (11) posted on 10.19.2007

Subaru high performance diesel is on the way, pretty cool. Just think about those engines in a 24 Hours of LeMans Car... Insane!

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