First, the good news: AutoExpress is reporting that Subaru is in the process of planning a revival of their AWD wonder runt, the Justy. The bad news: it'll be front-wheel drive and a rebadged Daihatsu Sirion (pictured).

For those of you unaware of the joys of the little two-door Subie: it was unceremoniously axed in 1996 after sales took a sharp, yet predictable, turn southward. Although, it was an ill-handling, underpowered hatch, the Justy was the attainable alternative for those of us yearning for a Mazda 323 GTX, but unable to find/afford one.

The soon-to-be badge-swapped Sirion has been available in Japan and Europe since 1998, and is powered by either a 1-liter three-cylinder or 1.3-liter four, with the latter making the sprint to 60 in a few clicks over 11 seconds. At least the underpowered tradition will live on.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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