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Jun 23 2014 09:45 AM | Subaru NewsToyota and Subaru's partnership on the GT 86/Scion FR-S/BRZ is well known, but it could be a one time thing. Toyota has turned to BMW for help on a new flagship sports car, rumored to be a spiritual successor to the Supra. Because of this, the speculation has been flowing of whether this partnership could expand to other sports cars.
Drive.com.au had the chance to speak with Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer for the GT 86 family. Tada said the next-generation GT 86 could be part of the BMW partnership. However when asked if Subaru will be a part of this, Tada said "Maybe, but this is not decided at the moment."
When asked if BMW could take the place of Subaru in the partnership, Tada said "That is one possibility."
Apr 23 2014 07:15 AM | Subaru NewsEarlier this month, we reported in the rumorpile that Subaru was possibly reconsidering bringing back the WRX hatchback.
“We have received strong interest from the US, where the hatchback was 50 per cent (of previous-generation WRX sales), so we're now considering,” said Masuo Takatsu, Subaru's general manager for the WRX. “The main target for WRX is the US, Japan is number two, Australia number three. Basically, we target these three markets."
However, the dream of the WRX hatchback has been brought to an end. Motor Trend learned from a source at Subaru that the American office was surprised by the comments made by Takatsu and decided to contact the home office to find out what's...
Apr 05 2014 09:15 AM | Subaru NewsThe biggest complaint laid before the 2015 Subaru WRX aside from the styling is the lack of a hatchback. This is a bit odd since the last-generation WRX hatchback made up 50 percent of sales in the U.S. But a new report says Subaru is reconsidering this.
Motoring.com.au talked with Masuo Takatsu, Subaru's general manager for the WRX. He said the company is thinking about bring back the hatchback.
“We have received strong interest from the US, where the hatchback was 50 per cent (of previous-generation WRX sales), so we're now considering,” Takatsu said. “The main target for WRX is the US, Japan is number two, Australia number three. Basically, we target these three market"
Despite just showing off the new 2015 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show, Subaru has some changes incoming. Car & Driver reports that the automaker is working on a replacement on 3.6L flat-six that will appear the mid-cycle refresh, most likely happen...
William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 22, 2013 If you ever wanted to see a case of mixed messages in the automotive world, let us introduce you to the mess with Toyota and Subaru over the GT86 Convertible. Automotive News spok...
William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 10, 2013 'It's the most wonderful time of the year.' No, I'm not referring to the upcoming holiday season. I'm talking about the automotive award season which was kicked off today by...
William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com August 26, 2013 Earlier this year at the New York Auto Show, Subaru premiered the WRX Concept. It was one of the stars of the show thanks to its very dramatic styling. Now a new report from Automot...