Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:15pm

Toyota and Subaru May Be Working Together on a High-Performance AWD Hatchback: Report

ubaru and Toyota may be joining forces on an all-wheel-drive hot hatch that throws it back to both companies’ dominant nineties rally cars, Autoblog reports. It’s a pretty wild report that first surfaced in Japan’s Best Car magazine, but look, we’re here for it. Is this the real Toyota hot hatch that America was promised? Could this be why Toyota keeps re-upping the patent on the Celica name? We have so many questions.
Per Best Car’s report, the two companies’ new high-performance hatchback will be roughly the size of an Impreza hatchback, with a 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder boxer engine, which we would guess is the Subaru FA24 that shows up in a number of other Subarus, including the Ascent and the second-gen BRZ. Likewise, Best Car reports that the new hatchback will feature Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive system.