Several sketches showing what Subaru’s new compact sports car might look like have been leaked by the folks at AutoCar. The car has become known by the name Toyobaru because of the joint partnership between Toyota and Subaru that lead to the its creation.
Earlier this week Toyota unveiled its version of the affordable sports car, dubbed the FT-86 Concept.
Subaru is believed to be building its own version of the car, powered by the same Subaru-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine as the Toyota model. While nothing has been confirmed it is widely believed that the Subaru version would (expectedly) be all-wheel drive, whereas the Toyota model is rear-drive only.
Toyota has high hopes for the Toyobaru and is marketing it as an affordable sports car, meaning that it is looking for high sales volumes. While Subaru has expanded its market share over the past few years, the company is still more of a niche market enthusiast brand, which raises the possibility that it may offer a more powerful turbocharged version of the car.
See the sketches here:
GALLERY: Toyota FT-86 Concept