Subaru BRZ Could Be Discontinued After Only One Generation
With rumors heating up surrounding a new Scion FR-S, and Toyota’s joint development with BMW, things seem to be cooling down surrounding an all new BRZ. In fact, the whole project might have just frozen over altogether. According to Drive.com.au, Subaru’s highly-touted BRZ might be a one-and-done coupe with no second-generation planned going forward. The future of the sports coupe would all depend on what Toyota decides to do from here. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Subaru BRZ
If Toyota does decide to continue work with Subaru and its Boxer engine, the project could live on. But more likely, Toyota is planning to ditch Subaru’s Boxer 4-cylinder in place of a hybrid powertrain in collaboration with BMW. This would inevitably leave Subaru without a platform to work with.
But there is a slight hope for Subaru faithful. While Toyota remains on the fence about exactly what will power the second-gen FR-S, chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, says that turbocharging is something “we are studying,” but says that he would prefer to “retain natural aspiration in the future.”
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