Last November, we posted news that Toyota (who had acquired General Motors's interest in Subaru), was considering supplying Fuji Heavy Industries (Scooby's parent company) with hybrid engines for its vehicles. Well, it appears as if those plans have changed.

Reuters is reporting that the two automakers have decided to jointly develop a new hybrid system instead. Apparently, Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive has proven too complex to simply plug Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system in.

[Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun via Reuters]