Toyota and Subaru are working on a new RWD sporty coupes employing a revised version of the Subaru Impreza’s platform, boxer engine and transmission.

The Toyota version will be sold exclusively in Japan, while the Subaru-badged model will be marketed worldwide.

Both models will be powered by Subaru’s well-known 4WD powertrain and modify it to create a new rear-wheel-drive setup. Slated to be built at Subaru’s Gunma plant in Japan, both Toyota and Subaru models will employ a revised version of the naturally aspirated boxer 2.0-liter unit generating around 220 horsepower at 6,500 rpm, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox from the current Impreza WRX STI.

Set to be unveiled in 2011, the coupes are expected to be priced starting just under $20,000.

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3 comments:

AK47  (1024) posted on 05.28.2008

Their are rumours that this car will have both rear wheel drive and AWD as an option so please stop your whining until you get more news.

AK47  (12) posted on 05.28.2008

not a bad idea. has subaru only made awd? what was the old SVX I think it was called?

GroupB  (2) posted on 05.28.2008

This car is going to dilute Subaru’s hard-earned rally image ... it should TOTALLY be AWD. Make the Toyota version RWD.

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