Little Subaru is finally lifting the covers on its part of what has become known as the “Toyobaru” project – a sports car it has been developing with automotive giant Toyota.
The Subaru BRZ Concept – STI will make its debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show, with a production version expected to appear soon afterwards. Toyota, meanwhile, is getting ready to roll out its version of the little sports car, which will go on sale in the U.S. through the maker’s Scion division.
The long-anticipated Subaru BRZ is a subcompact, rear-wheel-drive 2-seater aimed at competing in the affordable sports car segment currently dominated by the Mazda Miata. Due to be the only model in the Subaru line-up that won’t feature all-wheel-drive, it will make use of the smaller partner’slow-mounted horizontally-opposed Boxer engine.