It's pretty safe to say that the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ joint venture has been quite a success so far. Here at Autoblog, we've had nothing but nice things to say about the Toyobaru coupe, and it's a similar story elsewhere in the automotive press.

Toyota has certainly been keeping track of the car's progress, and because of the success of this project, Autocar reports that the Japanese automaker is now more keen to do joint ventures in the future. Previously, Toyota had worked with PSA Peugeot-Citroën to create the Aygo/107/C1 city car, and let's not forget about the company's joint manufacturing initiative with General Motors here in the United States, NUMMI, which created vehicles like the Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix twins.

Speaking to Autocar, the GT 86's development chief, Tetsuya Tada, says that the automaker is interested in partnering with new companies "if we can jointly produce something exceptional." Toyota will work with Subaru on a convertible version of its new rear-wheel-drive sports car, and the deal with PSA Peugeot-Citroën will be continued for the next-generation trio of city cars.


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      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pehaps they should fix the current cars lame engine first.
        The_Zachalope
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        Given their lineup and the people who are buying the cars, the engines Toyota offers seems quite appropriate. The only car that actually needs a better engine is the GT86/FR-S/BRZ. After test driving the BRZ, I was extremely appreciative of the 175hp that my Legacy produces.
      Mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe Toyota could parter with someone to make a fast car for a change
        jase.s
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mark
        As opposed to not partnering with anyone and creating "slow" cars like the LFA and ISF.
          Mark
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jase.s
          Your idea of partnering is having a vendor (Yamaha) do some engine work? In that case, every car company partners with hundreds of companies on their cars.
      Yang Xi Gua
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota owns controlling state in Subaru. It's not like Subaru has a say
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Yang Xi Gua
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          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          IRAQ-MUSHROOM CLOUD. IRAQ-MUSHROOM CLOUD. IRAQ-MUSHROOM CLOUD. IRAQ-MUSHROOM CLOUD. is it working yet?
      Sir Duke
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you can't build it, BUY it.
      bazinga
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota, stick with Subaru and build a pair of boosted AWD coupes: WRX STi coupe and Cellica GT-Four/Alltrac come to mind.
        SunnyDli+3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bazinga
        I second that notion. Bazinga might be on to somthing here... Resurect the Celica GT-Four and Boost it with a Boxer Engine from Subaru... Price it around 25- 30K and I bet you, people will line up in droves...
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @bazinga
        Amen. Please do!
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a success? How can you say that when it has just come on the market? Let's see where says are a year from now before calling anything a success or not. You know, use the same rational you'd use for a new domestic vehicle.
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Burt yur curd hurv a Furd Murstang Vur-6!
      miammt
      • 2 Years Ago
      toyota and bmw...... new supra plus I4 engine sharing from bmw.
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        Clock
        • 2 Years Ago
        Took the words out of my mouth. Don't forget the Lexus SC would be a shoo in for that platform.
        drewpy
        • 2 Years Ago
        Just stretch the platform a bit, and you'd be set.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @drewpy
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      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm.... looks like the niche market wasn't so niche after all was it? Now can we please get a proper AWD turbo 4 Alltract replacement?
      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd suggest Mazda. After all, Mazda did sign up for Toyota hybrid technology. A Mazda 3 with Prius mileage ... that would be something.
        SunnyDli+3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Myself
        A MazdaSpeed 3 withPrius mileage would be better though... and hopefully a bigger Nav screen.
      BlackDynamiteOn
      • 2 Years Ago
      A little Toyota in your project goes a long way towards greatness...... BD
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