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Hallelujah friends, hallelujah. One of the highest voices in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, has just said that the boxer-obsessed automaker will release a second generation of the lovable BRZ.

Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of FHI, has summarily shot down assertions made by Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer for the Toyota GT86. In a recent interview with an Australian publication, Tada claimed that Subaru had not decided whether it would be involved in the followup effort to the rear-drive coupe, and even speculated that the Toyota could team with BMW for a second-gen car, instead.

"If I were to be told that, I'd pass out. It's not going to be just one generation," Yoshinaga-san told Automotive News.

Despite this claim, even Yoshinaga confirmed that in order for the BRZ to be viable, his company needs Toyota. Should Toyota make the move to BMW as part of its joint-venture agreement, though, it'd cast some major doubts on the likelihood of a second-gen BRZ ever seeing the light of day.


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      carguy1701
      • 9 Months Ago
      Excellent.
      drew
      • 9 Months Ago
      executives: mouthpieces of truth!
      WindsWilling
      • 9 Months Ago
      If they don't listen and give what the majority of people want then the Gen2 will fail as well. It's simple, more power. Anyone here who disagrees due to their "purist attitude" about it's current anemic power to weight is just continuing to sign it's death warrant. And that is not opinion, but fact. If they can't put more power into it, then they need to price it accordingly to it's performance, and start at 20-grand on the nose, because that's all it's worth.
      Avinash Machado
      • 9 Months Ago
      Great news.
      cquoica
      • 9 Months Ago
      If it isn't an AWD, it's not a Subie imo. I know I'm not the only one thinking it.
        Indubitably
        • 9 Months Ago
        @cquoica
        Then buy a wrx/still!!!!!
        turbomonkey2k
        • 9 Months Ago
        @cquoica
        Only Americans think that because they don't know that Subaru sells a bunch of front wheel drive crap in Asia/Europe. The BRZ is easily the best thing they've ever done. Also the first time you could ever call a Subaru attractive. All previous Subaru designs ranged from acceptable to downright ugly.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 9 Months Ago
      The problem with this car is mediocrity. If it was better looking, or if it was 400lbs lighter, or 70hp more powerful, or SOMETHING, it would actually be a memorable car with a personality. But right now it's just a nice car with no stand-out aspect.
        Schadenfreude
        • 9 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        Can't make it much lighter, it's already at 2700.
          CoffeeJones
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Schadenfreude
          Go pull the seats, aircon, and speakers out if it's that important to you.
        Scooter
        • 9 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        No kidding. A typical 3.5 V6 would've been fun. NA 4cylinder...at $27k to start. I'll take an Si first.
      Scooter
      • 9 Months Ago
      Terrible, overpriced, slow car. Commanding on average around $27k at dealers while laying down entry level mommy car performance.
        thescientist4590
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Scooter
        Have fun wrapping yourself around a tree with your more powerful car instead of learning how to properly drive a rear-wheel drive sports coupe. Just like the Lotus Elise, it's about handling, not speed.
      Garrett
      • 9 Months Ago
      If they could get the FA20 out of the MY15 WRX in there they'd have a very hard car to beat. 268hp, 256 (I think) lb/ft and ~2900 lbs is a recipe for fun. If they did that, I'd honestly contemplate selling my s2000.
        oRenj9
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Garrett
        Bah, just put the V6 from the IS350 in it. Then you'll keep the smoothness of the current engine but still have enough power to push the chassis. I think the torque curve of the current engine is perfectly suited to the car ,it just needs to be amplified. There are too many places where I can go flat out in the current car through the corners.
          Jason
          • 9 Months Ago
          @oRenj9
          You've seen how low the engine is currently mounted, right? Toyota's 2GR-FSE is TALL. All of that time they spent optimizing the car's CoG would go right out of the window. The FA20DIT is a better option. If they want to keep sharp throttle response, use a smaller turbo with a bump in compression ratio. Solved.
          Santo Morales
          • 9 Months Ago
          @oRenj9
          Subaru would never put a V6 in. Possibly a Boxer 6 since that would make more sense in consideration of balance and lower center of gravity
        Indubitably
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Garrett
        I'd love for it to have that engine but it would also jack the price up to $35k+.
          Jeremiah
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Indubitably
          Not only that, but you'd also disrupt the front-rear balance-- an extra 200+ lbs in the nose can do quite a bit to increase understeer...
      Teleny411
      • 9 Months Ago
      I've always felt that this car suffered from too much Subie styling. The Saturn Sky/Solstice look way hotter. Plus I know Toyota was afraid of turbo reliability warranty claims, (their market bread and butter!) but their reliable v6 could have made a 370 beater. Lost opportunities....
        gasaraki88
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        The styling was designed by Toyota. Subaru designed the motor and everything in engine bay.
      jebibudala
      • 9 Months Ago
      This car needs 1,000hp and a 10,000 rpm redline.... Just like how Supra's came stock.
        Chris O.
        • 9 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        don't forget: 1. diesel 2. hatch 3. brown metallic paint 4. best-in-class towing 5. AWD & DCT (for Rob) LOL
        carguy1701
        • 9 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        ..................I really hope you're being sarcastic.
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 9 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          ..................I really hope you don't think otherwise.
      Kevin
      • 9 Months Ago
      Hope it's better than the first generation..
        S.
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Kevin
        The new MX-5 is coming, it had better bring its A-game or it's DOA. Again.
          TRAILbrake
          • 9 Months Ago
          @S.
          Different segment, same money. If you've got $30-40k to spend on a fun car you're going to test-drive everything that fits within that budget; even used cars.
          Phontsolo
          • 9 Months Ago
          @S.
          Complete different segment.
      JaredN
      • 9 Months Ago
      It doesn't need a second generation. The first generation would be just fine with more power and better brakes.
        StevieJacks
        • 9 Months Ago
        @JaredN
        So... give it more power and better brakes and it'll live forever? Er, no.
        Indubitably
        • 9 Months Ago
        @JaredN
        Add a turbo yourself. The brakes only need better pads...
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