Wednesday, February 23, 2011

All new Subaru coupe


This is a teaser picture of the Subaru version of the upcoming RWD Coupe from Toyota/Subaru.
Doesn't show much , but it seems quite different from the Toyota version previewed by the FT-86 concept.

Both versions will use a Subaru engine.

We'll see more very soon.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really hope the production version of the Suby comes with AWD. Not only is AWD Subaru's biggest selling point, but it would also help differentiate it from it's Toyota sibling.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it is RWD. Will further eliminate Subaru character. But hey they are selling more now they have been assimilated by the Borg... I mean Toyota.

Rick said...

Does anyone else thing the hood (aka bonnet) is pretty short for a RWD car? Or is just due to using a boxer engine?

tore13 said...

Wow looks like it might be interesting. Absolutely agree. Why wouldn't a Subaru be awd?

Anonymous said...

RWD Subaru?

Not interested. AWD maybe, but definitely not RWD from Subaru with their terrible boxer engines. They sound cool but are a NVH nightmare and aren't efficient.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why Subaru would want to team up with Toyota. I sincerely hope that there is no Toyotaness about this car.

john m said...

The sillohette (yeah, I'm sure I spelled that wrong) looks good. I read that the Subaru will have awd while the Scion version will have rwd. I guess we'll see when it comes out.

Dav said...

Looks really 'chunky'... Hmmm?

Anonymous said...

Silhouette is nice and Subaru Impreza design direction is better (albeit the new legacy looks like a cow) but its likely to have cheap hard plastic interior bits and look and feel like a Toyota (feather weight doors, chintzy buttons, gimmicky displays and the abhorrent sense of..."I am sitting in a cheap car"). Toyota now has a 16% or so stake in Fuji Heavy Industries...so obviously they are calling some shots. Also suspect RWD is to keep costs down and further cheapen the Subaru brand. Only semi-plus is the new boxer engine...same HP/more torque...but no real improvement in fuel economy.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that it is clearly interesting and awesome but clearly would be better interestingly uncovered.

Anonymous said...

The profile looks decent, but it does seem somewhat "chunky". I have a feeling the Toyota version will look much better with sleeker and sportier styling.

"They sound cool but are a NVH nightmare and aren't efficient."

Except Toyota agreed, and significantly reworked Subaru's boxer engine for better NVH, fuel economy, emissions, and power.

"I don't know why Subaru would want to team up with Toyota. I sincerely hope that there is no Toyotaness about this car"

Perhaps because Subaru doesn't have the engineering or powertrain expertise to make their boxer engine much better in terms of NVH, fuel economy, durability, emissions, and power?

"feel like a Toyota (feather weight doors, chintzy buttons, gimmicky displays and the abhorrent sense of..."I am sitting in a cheap car")."

Uh sorry, you've got that mixed up with Hyundai. Paper-thin sheet metal, gimmicky exterior and interior styling along with just gimmicky EVERYTHING, zero elegance, chintzy, gaudy and overstyled interior buttons and dash ... yup that definitely sounds like a Hyundai, or a Kia.

Anonymous said...

No, no Yoyotas pretty cheap on texture...

Anonymous said...

To: February 24, 2011 2:15 PM

"Uh sorry, you've got that mixed up with Hyundai. Paper-thin sheet metal, gimmicky exterior and interior styling along with just gimmicky EVERYTHING, zero elegance, chintzy, gaudy and overstyled interior buttons and dash ... yup that definitely sounds like a Hyundai, or a Kia."

Tell me who sells more vehicles and wins more comparison tests from MAJOR automotive publications.

You sound like a jealous Subaru fanboy.


"Except Toyota agreed, and significantly reworked Subaru's boxer engine for better NVH, fuel economy, emissions, and power."

Their new boxer engine is not that much of an improvement AT ALL.

Why don't you check Autoblog.com's rundown of the new engine and its "improvements". Fuel economy increased by something like 5% which is negligible and power remained the exact same while barely widening the powerband.

I've driven the 2011 Forester with the new engine, it isn't an improvement.

Also, remember what happens with almost ALL new Subaru engines. They have serious issues about 100,000 miles down the road.




Again, you just sound like an ignorant fanboy.

www.AllClassics.com said...

I might just buy one if it looks good and has some HP. They also need to get more MPG out of that boxer motor,

Anonymous said...

To: February 25, 2011 6:07 AM


u just schooled that person

lolol

Anonymous said...

My sense from the above posts is that somebody is really a Toyota *Fanboy* rather than the other way around

Subaru might think to include some of its loyal following by at least offering an AWD version.

We'll see about the engine...Toyota apparently feels confident enough to use a Subaru designed engine.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this is a teaser for the upcoming Subaru RWD coupe? This is the same teaser photo they showed before revealing the Impreza coupe concept at LA in November! I would assume that if this were RWD the front wheels would be pushed much further forward, for one thing.