• Sep 12, 2007
click above image to view high-res gallery of the Subaru Justy

Though the GX3 Justy has been on sale in Europe for a while, the mini-ute is not what comes to mind when we we've got Justy on the brain. Our memory arrives at the old four-wheel-drive hatchbacks sold in the U.S. that can still be seen puttering around our roadways on occasion. Subaru unveiled a proper four-door Justy hatchback at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week that will go on sale immediately following the show. Available in either "sporty" 1.0S or the more practical 1.0E trim, the new Justy's 1.0L three-cylinder engine producing an uninspiring 68 HP. Unlike most Subaru's, this one's available in front-wheel drive, and a 5-speed manual is the only transmission choice. The only difference we could see between the black 1.0S and silver 1.0E on display were the alloy wheels on the sporty version. The new Justy comes to Subaru thanks to a partnership with Daihatsu who's supplying the car for European consumption.

Check out the official press release from Subaru after the jump and our live shots in the gallery below.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      They'd sell in Canada, I know that for sure.
      Before the Yaris hatch came out in all of North America Canadian roads were getting clogged with Echo hatchbacks (or three and five doors if you must).
      Adding the fun factor of unique styling, a credible name, and of course all wheel drive and they'd have a competitive product with decent sales if Subaru set reasonable goals.
      I think it might even sell decently well in the USA.

      Also, everytime I see an old Justy I always think about how fun it would be to take it ice racing or somthing of that sort. Winter beater? Not so much, that's before Subaru's were safe. Haha.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It does indeed look like the Daihatsu Sirion. I don't really favour the design. And i think the majority of Aussies will agree as it didn't sell too well here.

      IMO, there are much better alternatives. I'm just wondering why Subaru would source from Daihatsu, let alone this particular model. It's plain, unattractive and unlike Subaru. But as of late, they seem to be making odd stylistic choices, what with the new Impreza and Tribeca. Now this...

      But i still reckon it'll be a hit if it does end up coming here. The Subaru badge always sells here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can I kick the tires?

      Does it have a motor?
      Does it have a motor?

      Will the doors come off the hinges?
      • 7 Years Ago
      DAMN thats more ugly that that new aveo!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like just a rebadged Daihatsu/Toyota Passo and Perodua Myvi
        • 7 Years Ago
        My sentiments exactly. Last Justy (Swift) was quite unimpressive as well. What happened interesting Subaru Minis like the Rex?
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's most definitely the same car underneath, though I'm pretty sure Daihatsu and Perodua offer 1.3l engines as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I work for Budget Rent-A-Car in New Zealand. We have had these on fleet for years. Here they are badged as a Dihatsu Sirion, and they are very cheap and nasty. Details at http://www.daihatsu.co.nz/
      • 7 Years Ago
      DAMN thats more ugly that that new aveo!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      When do we get a small Subaru?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The JUSTY? You've covered the effing JUSTY before you've given us one live pic of the 135i and 128i that are sitting on the show floor? C'mon, Autoblog, you can do better!!!