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Spied! Subaru's new RWD coupe

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Spied! Subaru's new RWD coupe
This one will be shared with Toyota
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Link to original Article @ Autoblog


AutoExpress may have provided us with a rendering of what the new RWD Subaru coupe might look like, but Winding Road's hired spies have provided the real deal. Shot outside a test center in the UK (amidst white-out conditions), the camo-clad mule is sporting some body panels pilfered from the current Legacy, but with a Toyota emblem in front, a pair of Recaro buckets inside and a shrunken trunk, there's little doubt that this prototype is more than just your standard sedan.

There's still no confirmation about what kind of output the 2.0-liter flat-four will be producing, as estimates have ranged from 180- to 220-hp, but grunt is expected to be shoveled to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and pricing should start a few pennies shy of $20,000.


Another competitor is going to eat GM's rear-drive lunch. :nono:
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Wha? Subaru RWD?

RWD=/=AWD

Are they breaking away from being all AWD? I guess if gas continues to go crazy they may want to...

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$20,000 RWD coupe sounds fun, but if the styling is anything like Toyota or Subaru's current direction, I'll pass.

Seriously, was there anything wrong with the last gen Impreza? Why'd they have to go and f*ck it up, all it needed was revised tail lights.

This is the nicest Subaru ever made:

subaruimpreza.jpg

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That render looks like a mix between a WRX and a 3-series.

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LOL.

Even the hippie-granola-hump a tree brand can build the RWD car that GM has been promising us for 10 years.

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Cool, Toyota plans on ruining Subaru!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Subaru was ruined with the new Impreza and Forester IMHO.

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Is this car gonna be a two seater or a four seater if its a two seater it should be a nice competitor to the solstice coupe, altho I doubt toyota would make a better looking car then the solstice

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Stop the F***ing presses, I think I hear the 12 horsemen of the apocolipse approaching!

I agree w/ Siegen 100% about something, LOL

The last facelift for the last gen. Impreza/WRX/STi was fantastic... the new Impreza is

GROSS like an infected zit on a crackwhore's pu***flap.

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So does that mean you don't like the new Impreza, Sixty8? :AH-HA_wink:

This thing is sounding very interesting. It's just what I've been hoping for, a small, RWD 4 seater coupe that is affordable. :scratchchin:

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This thing is sounding very interesting. It's just what I've been hoping for, a small, RWD 4 seater coupe that is affordable. :scratchchin:

And so it begins, the flocks of GM faithful doing their business elsewhere, with other companies that build the products they desire, the products GM failed to deliver on. :nono:

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And so it begins, the flocks of GM faithful doing their business elsewhere, with other companies that build the products they desire, the products GM failed to deliver on. :nono:

Seriously I am with OCN here. GM does not have balls to bring a car in this market so soon. A small light RWD coupe, sedan, convertible at a price of a mid-sizer with a decent engine would be a perfect vehicle.

Alpha is far from reality, and Toyota will be spanking GM to eternity if they build a vehicle that is half decent in looks.

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Stop the F***ing presses, I think I hear the 12 horsemen of the apocolipse approaching!

I agree w/ Siegen 100% about something, LOL

The last facelift for the last gen. Impreza/WRX/STi was fantastic...

Hmmm...but the Impreza was a FWD/AWD car...it's not a 30-50yr old RWD, BOF, hardtop with a carburated v8...how could you possibly say anything nice about it? :)

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Hmmm...but the Impreza was a FWD/AWD car...it's not a 30-50yr old RWD, BOF, hardtop with a carburated v8...how could you possibly say anything nice about it? :)

To my knowledge, the Impreza has always had a longitudinally mounted flat 4-cylinder and has been AWD. A RWD version shouldn't be too difficult, just disconnect the front drive shafts. :AH-HA_wink: :thumbsup:

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there goes their marketing claim that all their vehicle's come with AWD

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I always found the current Legacy STi and Outback wagon to be the best looking Subarus.

If Subaru has any common sense they will offer their version with AWD that's bias RWD standard . If it's optional it still defeats the brand's long time claim of having AWD standard on every model.

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Yes, correctly mounted pancake motor is one of the few reasons why

WRX > Evo

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I like the actual spy shot. The car's proportions definitely bring to mind the old 3-Series hatch back. The rendering makes it look like a Hyundai Accent hatch on steroids, though. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what it looks like unmasked.

A sub-$20,000 pricetag + RWD coupe = Me likey. :D

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This is the nicest Subaru ever made:

subaruimpreza.jpg

I prefer this one:

subaru360pickup.jpg

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I'm not sure what happened with Subaru. The Legacy was and is still a great product. The B9 had a nice interior, but was quite ugly. Everything after that has been really boring with absolute crap interiors--the new Impreza looks like a nondescript hatch from the 1990s.

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While I thoght the last gen WRXi was ugly ( at least it stood out) but better looking then the Evo, this time around I find the EVo the better looking car of the pair. Suburu has turned the WRXi into a generic hatchback blob. Loose the ugly wing opn the Evo and itis not a bad lloking car. However I would not buy either because it is not my cup of tea.

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:rotflmao:

Looks like something built by a 17-year old ricer in his driveway!

But, once again, GM is absent from an emerging segment. :nono:

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It's a mule....as in not at all reflective of the final design.

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It's a mule....as in not at all reflective of the final design.

That's what I was about to say. Or shall we make fun of the Volt spyshots because it looks like a piece of crap, ugly last-gen Malibu that was assembled by blid monkeys?

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