Next-Gen Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Confirmed
Up until now, both automakers have for the most part been vague on whether they will work together on a next-generation sports car, but the president of Subaru has confirmed that a next-gen model is coming. Speaking to Automotive News, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said that the two companies have already agreed to do a full model change. Unfortunately, neither automaker has determined when it will be introduced.
Originally launched in 2012, the Subaru BRZ is the car sold by the Japanese automaker in the U.S. that doesn’t have all-wheel drive.
In related news, Yoshinaga also confirmed that Subaru has settled on a maximum annual capacity of 1.03-million vehicles in order to preserve the brand’s niche appeal. The company currently has no new factories in development but added that capacity could be pushed to 1.1-million units with overtime.
Next year, the company will add production of the redesigned Impreza to its factory in Lafayette, Indiana and expects to produce a new seven-seater crossover at the same plant. Designed specifically for the U.S. market, the new model won’t carry the Tribeca nameplate and won’t be sold elsewhere.
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