2011 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Subaru's companion to Toyota's FT-86 sport coupe will debut at the Geneva show.
- The rear-wheel-drive sports car will be powered by a boxer engine.
- The official name: Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept.
TOKYO — Subaru said Friday that it will unveil its companion to the Toyota FT-86 sport coupe — the so-called "Toyobaru" — at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The official name: Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept.
In a brief statement, the automaker said: "A Subaru rear-wheel-drive sports car is currently under joint development as part of the business alliance with Toyota. Based on an all-new platform, the vehicle will offer Subaru's distinctive trademark and core technology: the horizontally opposed Subaru boxer engine."
At the Geneva show, Subaru also plans the European debuts of the Impreza Concept, which was unveiled in November at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the Trezia, a compact wagon that is just being introduced in Japan.
Edmunds.com says: Hopefully, the Subaru sibling will have a bit more styling pizzazz than the FT-86. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent