Subaru has announced plans to introduce a conceptual version of their Toyota FT-86 variant at the Geneva Motor Show.
Subaru has announced plans to introduce a conceptual version of their Toyota FT-86 variant lovingly nicknamed Toyobaru at the Geneva Motor Show.
Dubbed the "Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept," the car previews the production model that will ride on an all-new platform and be powered by a horizontally-opposed Boxer engine. While nothing is official, previous reports have indicated the Subaru variant will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter with 260 hp (194 kW / 264 PS). It is slated to be launched in late 2011, alongside the Toyota FT-86.
Besides the concept, Subaru will also unveil the new Trezia. Essentially a restyled and rebadged Toyota Verso S, the Trezia replaces the Justy and measures 4,520mm long, 1,820mm wide, and 1,430mm tall. Subaru says the 2,550mm wheelbase will ensure a roomy interior with "easy-to-use utility."
Under the hood, engine options will include a 1.3-liter petrol and 1.4-liter diesel. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive will be optional.
[Editor's note: Subaru Coupe 216A artist rendering is not official.]