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We awoke this morning to rumors of an impending concept car from Subaru that's supposedly headed to the Detroit Auto Show next month. That's exciting news, considering that many automakers, including Nissan and Infiniti, have announced they will have no official presence at the largest auto show of the year in the U.S. We're not sure what the new concept will be, but our best guesstimate would be the boxer-powered rear-wheel drive sportscar that we've been expecting for the last year or so. That coupe has been jointly developed with Toyota, which owns a large stake in Subaru and has been developing its own version of the platform, as well. Does this mean that Toyota (or its subsidiary Scion) will also be showing off its concept version of the upcoming RWD sports car? We have no idea, but it wouldn't be all that surprising. Stay tuned.
[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This shouldn't be anything else but the RWD, lightweight coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Subaru suppose to have AWD. This is completely stupid, but I am not against the idea of having a coupe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, they like many other companies are having to mix things up to keep sales going. I would LOVE a Suby/Yo RWD small coupe. I am going to start saving my pennies now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope its the RWD coupe, but if it isn't maybe a less bland, ugly, boring Impreza?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well they all will need something to compete with the gensis.

      Can you image... a market full of turbo 4cylinder RWD economy type cars?

      I need to change my pants.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it's 3300+ pounds for a "lightweight 2+2 RWD coupe" like the Genesis, color me uninterested. Original rumor was lightweight, 2700-2800lbs and 200hp. Will have to see how close they come to that...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Subaru and Toyota announced their new concept car and I...
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah, pretty exciting stuff

        if they keep this up, they will finally force mazda into making a proper mx5 coupe
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is 16% a 'large stake' ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sure would be nice if many of these Jap car builders made a car that a 6'4" American could get in and out of easily and not have to sit in the back seat when driving. I for one am tired of turning my head and seeing door pillars, or reclining way back and looking out the rear side windows. If sunroof is open I can sit up but with my head poking out the top. I like the coupe idea but size is always a big concern for us tall people.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i am 6'5" and i easily fit in gen 1 miatas

        but then im not fat, maybe thats the issue?
      • 6 Years Ago
      new SVX?
        • 6 Years Ago
        After the election and pursuant economic meltdown, a new SVX would restore my faith that there is a benevolent God.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I always liked Subaru's concepts. I think this one is going to be good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      We know one thing about this Subaru concept car -- it will be awkwardly ugly. Come on Subaru, make something undeniably attractive for once.
      • 6 Years Ago
      its going to be some retarded hybrid car that looks like it should be driven by people from NO MA'AM.
        • 6 Years Ago
        We're all excited about seeing a new Subaru 22b with 450HP weighing 2500 lbs that does 0-60 in a nanosecond.

        But you're right. It's going to be a hybrid electric shoebox with 7 headlights that runs on the laughter of children.

        Well, I'll still keep my fingers crossed for the first one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        oops! I meant YES MA'AM
      • 6 Years Ago
      This hasn't been a rumor since Subaru's official press release about it last week.

      My guess is that it's some version of the Legacy/Outback since it's due for a new model... maybe with diesel. I find it difficult to believe that Toyota would let Subaru steal it's thunder about the rwd coupe.
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