Toyota/Subaru 086A coming in two different body designs

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

There have been so few reports and details of the Toyota-Subaru developed 086A coming out and just recently another trickle of information came out which will be the subject of much speculation until 2011. Best Car, the Japanese automotive publication has published more details on the forthcoming 086A Toyota Subaru FR sports car which will cause rumors to abound.

Clearly, there have been a couple of different body designs that have been observed being tested, both of which sit on the latest Subaru Legacy platform. Although Best Car does not offer sufficient details as to the appearance of the coupes, it is enough at this juncture to say that both the Toyota and Subaru variants will come with distinct body work which is opposite the initial reports.

Previously, it was reported that the cars will come with different badges and trim designs to distinguish one from the other, but at present it seems that both models will most likely look different.

The level of distinction may be spelled out by a sleeker Toyota and a hard-edged Subaru, but both will come with the Toyota badge and they are not saying which is which.

Different from preceding reports, the Legacy derived platforms to be utilized on the 086A will maintain its standard 2750mm wheelbase. Regardless of the present longer wheelbase, the 086A will keep its compact overall dimensions. The dimensions, 4200mm length, 1750mm breadth, and 1300mm height, remain the same, making it a true 4-seater coupe.

It must be pointed out that the rear seats are only fro emergencies which might prove to be a problem for larger passengers. Since the last report, all other information concerning the 200PS EJ20 2.0-liter boxer 4-cylinder powerplant with D-4S direct injection, drivetrain and suspension remains the same.

The price for the 086A according to Best Car is 2,500,000 Yen which is a bit expensive for an affordable compact sports car. It was also pointed out by Best Car that the ideal price for the car to appeal to the market should not be more than 2 million Yen. The 086A is set to hit the market by March of 2012 as scheduled.

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