Posted Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:57pm

Subaru’s Secret New Project Probably Won’t Come To America

A few days ago we learned that the next-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI aren’t likely to debut until early spring 2022. The successors to today’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 RWD twins are even expected before that. What’s taking Subaru so long? For starters, the WRX and STI are niche models with relatively limited appeal, meaning the priority always goes towards hot-selling vehicles, such as the Forester. But Subaru’s rally racing history is important and retaining that tradition is still important. And thanks to its ongoing and recently expanded partnership with Toyota, Subaru is reportedly working on yet another performance machine.
According to Japanese-language publication, Best Car, Subaru is rumored to have a new hot hatch based on a Toyota in the works. This small hatchback, only referred to as ‘Super AWD,’ could very well be a rebadged and modified Toyota Yaris Cross.