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Subaru News: Subaru and Toyota Teaming Up for Next WRX

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Due to some stock dealings recently, Toyota now holds just over 20% of Subaru's stock. As the two companies grow closer together, we can expect more platform and engineering sharing to happen.  Case in point, the next WRX.

The next WRX is still a few years away, however, Toyota and Subaru are already collaborating together on a shared platform the WRX would use. There is also a rumor that the pair are working on something new called "Super AWD", but it doesn't go into detail as to what the technology would be.  

There is also the possibility of an AWD compact sports coupe that would have the same performance level as the WRX STI.   The current STI is fading out in Japan where production ends in December with the EJ20 Final Edition.  The WRX STI runs with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 304 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft of torque. 


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I remember when GM owned 20% of Subaru and sold about 10% to Toyota back in 2005 because they were losing more than gaining from it.

What's Toyota bringing to the mix the new BMW Z4 platform they use for the Supra? 😂 They obviously want the "AWD Oracle" Subaru to build a platform for them to use.

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7 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

I remember when GM owned the 20% of Subaru that they sold to Toyota back in 2005 because they were losing more than gaining from it, good call to cut bait.

What's Toyota bringing to the mix the new BMW Z4 platform they use for the Supra? 😂 They obviously want the "AWD Oracle" Subaru to build a platform for them to use.

Toyota currently uses at least 3 other manufacturer's platforms:

Mazda for the Yaris
Subaru for the 86
BMW for the Supra

Must keep the parts departments busy. 

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So we get a spicy looking WRX with lack luster Camry performance. Sounds like a Snooze Fest. 😛 

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