Subaru has announced its plans for the Geneva Motor Show
in March. Most intriguing is the world premiere of the 'Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car Technology Concept'. The Subaru Impreza Concept and Subaru Trezia will make their European debuts in Geneva too.
It is no secret that Subaru has been working with Toyota on a rear-wheel drive sports coupé. Toyota's version has already been seen but this will be our first chance to find out about Subaru's version. At the moment we know it will use the company's trademark horizontally-opposed, boxer, engines. The technology concept promises to demonstrate how the new platform makes 'full use of Subaru's engineering and Boxer technology'.
The Subaru Trezia is a rebadged Toyota Verso. It is less than four metres long with CO2
emissions of 113g/km for the 1.4-litre turbodiesel model. A 1.3-litre petrol engine will also be offered.
Designed to show a 'possible direction' for the model, Subaru's Impreza Concept was first shown in Los Angeles
last year. The four-seat coupé retains the boxer engine and four-wheel drive and we think the styling will prove much more popular than the current hatchback version.
We will bring you full details of Subaru's show offerings when the Geneva Motor Show opens to the press on 1 March.
John Lambert - 17 Jan 2011