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Dimly Lit Video Teases Hot Scion Sports Car

Co-developed with Subaru, rear-wheel-drive coupe is a dramatic turn for Toyota's youth brand.

by on Apr.14, 2011

Well, this would certainly be a different direction for Scion.

The Toyota hipster brand has been entirely focused on smallish, low-power runabouts aimed at the youth market. Now it appears Toyota could be ready to introduce a Scion version of the hot rear-wheel-drive sports car it is co-developing with Subaru.

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Scion debuted a dimly lit video showing the front of the car, but it’s so dark that about the only thing viewers can discern from it are that it is an impossibly low hood – made possible because the engine is a 2.0-liter Subaru flat-four – and aggressive front fenders. That the automaker is showing a Scion-badged version of the car certainly suggests that it will be sold stateside, something that was in doubt at one time.

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Subaru “Clears” the Air About New Boxer Sports Car

Maker delivers some surprises with model under development with Toyota.

by on Mar.01, 2011

I can see clearly now...as Subaru brings a transparent version of its new sports car to Geneva.

There’s been plenty of smog in the air when it comes to the new Subaru sports car the Japanese maker is developing with its Japanese affiliate, Toyota, so the smaller carmaker wisely brought a transparent prototype to the Geneva Motor Show, this week, to help clear things up.

A variety of Subaru insiders provided some insight into what we can expect when the as yet-unnamed sports car goes into production in the spring of 2012.  The biggest news is that it will, indeed, be offered in the U.S., something that had been long undecided.

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Equally significant, TheDetroitBureau.com has learned, Subaru’s Boxer Sports Car – as it is currently referred to – will come only in rear-wheel-drive configuration.  It will, in fact, be the only model in the Subaru of America line-up that won’t be sold exclusively with all-wheel-drive.

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