These two brands have proven that they can build performance cars together.
This new car could signal Subaru’s return to the WRC.
It’s unclear if this will be the new WRX and WRX STI or another model.
Stories and reports surrounding the next Subaru WRX and WRX STI have been consistent. Inspired by the Viziv Performance concept, the car will get a turbocharged 2.4-litre 4-cylinder. But for this round of rumours, it looks like Toyota might be involved in the car’s development.
We’ve reported on a few occasions that a Toyota GR Corolla was coming but this is the first time that a link between the two brands for a like-minded sporty compact hot-hatch arises. It seems as though both car companies are jointly developing an Impreza-sized, AWD, horizontally-opposed Boxer engine’d car.
According to sources named by Road & Track, this unnamed or specified car would be powered by Subaru’s turbocharged 2.4-litre 4-cylinder but not Toyota GR’s surprising AWD system used in the GR Yaris.
This is a fascinating scenario as enthusiasts the world over are longing for a new WRX and WRX STI. And without knowing, they want a high-performance Corolla-sized hatchback too. The Subayota, or Toyobaru BRZ and 86 are superb examples of both brands concentrating on the driving experience. This, combined with AWD and loaded into a hatchback body can only mean good things.