Next-generation Toyota Highlander might share platform with Subaru Tribeca

Article by Christian A., on January 3, 2011

You are not going to believe this: Next-generation Toyota Highlander midsize crossover might share its platform with the new Subaru Tribeca.

As you may know already, both vehicles have similar dimensions, but it appears that there is one small problem: the Toyota Highlander uses a transverse-mounted engine while the Subaru Tribeca is powered by a longitudinally mounted boxer engine.

Moreover, the Toyota Highlander platform will also have to accommodate the hybrid system found on the Highlander Hybrid, but regarding this car there is some good news, as we will definitely see also a hybrid version of the Subaru Tribeca, according to MotorTrend.

For those who don’t know, this is now the only partnership between the two Japanese brands, as Toyota and Subaru are also working on the FT-86/086A sports car.

Still, regarding this project, Toyota tackles the problem with the upcoming FT-86 rear-wheel-drive sports coupe by going with a Subaru pancake engine.

The STI 2.5-liter engine delivering 305-horsepower and 290 pound-foot. Now, the Toyota FT-86 is seen as a mid-$20s car rather than a sub-$20,000 car.

Subaru’s version of the car, the so-called 086A, is set to make its debut in 2013, and will be sold only with an all-wheel-drive in order to differentiate it from the Toyota.

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