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Toyota Exec: Hybrids too expensive for Scion, AWD possible

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Report: Toyota exec. thinks hybrids are too expensive for Scion, AWD possible

"Scion (is an) innovation laboratory and a chance to try new things," says Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. What comes to mind when people think of Toyota and innovation? Hybrids, right? And, moving another step towards some sort of logical conclusion here, since Scion is Toyota's youth-oriented brand and the younger generation is supposed to be more in tune with the en

Purported renderings of Subaru's FT-86 Sports Coupe emerge

It's only been a couple of days since Toyota released initial details and photos of its TF-86 coupe concept scheduled for debut at the upcoming Tokyo show, but we've already been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The project nicknamed "Toyobaru" by the media and fansites is to be a test case for future cooperation between Toyota and Subaru, and the TF-86 is based largely on Scooby

First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy improves commercial appeal, retains character

2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Subaru Legacy to start from $20,690*

2010 Subaru Legacy – Click above for high-res image gallery

Rated M for "Matured" - Nissan readying kinder, gentler GT-R Spec M?

2009 Nissan GT-R (regular strength version) – Click above for high-res image gallery

Subaru may offer diesel version of WRX

Hot on the heels of news that Subaru will be showing off a 147-hp diesel boxer in the Legacy and Outback next month in Geneva, the Japanese automaker is rumored to be considering an oil-burner for its tuner favorite WRX. It appears Subaru may have a winner with its 2.0L turbo-diesel powerplant, too. During a test drive of the diesel Legacy, the UK's Autocar gushed that the sedan may

Subaru considering offering non-boxer, non-AWD models

Subarus have sported standard AWD since the 80s, well before most other automakers even bothered with the technology. That, partnered with its boxer engine, goes together like peanut butter and jelly. But the Japanese automaker has to begin worrying about fuel efficiency and emissions, so the two features that have defined the brand for decades may become optional on future models. Thankfully, it's got Toyota to pilfer from, so the implementation of new drivetrains will be a bit easier if and wh

BMW adding all-wheel drive to 3-series coupe

Reports are coming in that BMW will be launching an all-wheel-drive 335xi Coupe sometime in the first half of next year. It will be the first time all four wheels will be powered on a 3-Series coupe, and the car will stand as a direct competitor to Audi's A5 Quattro coupe. Being coupled with BMW's 300-hp twin-turbo inline-six means the 335xi Coupe can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds for the manual version (0.1 second quicker than the RWD model) and 5.3 seconds for the automatic (0.2 seconds quicker

Volvo adds T6 Turbo AWD to S80 line

click above image to view high-res pics of the 2008 Volvo S80 T6 Turbo AWD

Engineer swap: Toyota and Subaru get their swing on

When Toyota purchased 8.7 percent of Fuji Heavy Industries about 18 months ago, Toyota gained vital capacity for its best-selling Camry due to excess capacity at Subaru's Indiana plant. Now the two companies are swapping 100-150 engineers in order to find further synergies between the two automakers.

Chicago Auto Show: The 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line shows its face

click above image to view live shots of the 2008 Saturn Red Line

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