Subaru officially confirmed the name for its rear-wheel-drive coupe that its developed with Toyota, but we have yet to see an official concept version of the Subaru BRZ. It’s being reported that Subaru will unveil a concept version of the BRZ at the LA Auto Show in November.
Although we will finally get to see a concept version of the BRZ, the production version will not share any body panels with the concept. The Toyota’s FT-86 concepts also will not share any body panels with the Toyota’s version of the coupe. We will not get to see the production versions of the Toyota/ Scion and Subaru coupes until the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.
Other details about Subaru’s version of the coupe have also surfaced ahead of its debut. Although Subaru is known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles, the BRZ will remain rear-wheel-drive only. It’s also expected that the coupes will be powered by a 2.0L Subaru boxer engine with around 200 horsepower. Subaru is going to produce all versions of the coupe (Toyota, Scion and Subaru) at its plant in Gunma, Japan, starting next spring. The biggest differences between the coupes will be the front fascias, while all the coupes will share the same sheet metal. The Scion and Toyota versions will be identical except for the badges.