Subaru drops All Wheel Drive from FT-86

Subaru drops All Wheel Drive from FT-86

Due to cost running above the feasibility of development, Subaru has ended developing an AWD version of the co-joint Subaru/Toyota FT-86 Platform based sports coupe also known as the 216A.

Between the Toyota and Subaru versions, the only variances will be aesthetic as both stables will be running the same driveline and engine package. So the focus will turn to exterior and interior styling as to which will be the favoured vehicle purchased by consumers. The focus for the Subaru designers and engineers will be the area forward of the A pillars and rear of the C pillars, as a simple re-badge and grill conversion would not suffice. Early speculation would also see that the 216A Subaru would fit into the STI lineup as a special edition similar to the R205.

The estimated price for the 216A when it hits the Japanese market will be around $60000 NZD, while Toyota’s version of the vehicle may prove marginally cheaper.

Due to cost running above the feasibility of development, Subaru has ended developing an AWD version of the co-joint Subaru/Toyota FT-86 Platform based sports coupe also known as the 216A.

Between the Toyota and Subaru versions, the only variances will be aesthetic as both stables will be running the same driveline and engine package. So the focus will turn to exterior and interior styling as to which will be the favoured vehicle purchased by consumers. The focus for the Subaru designers and engineers will be the area forward of the A pillars and rear of the C pillars, as a simple re-badge and grill conversion would not suffice. Early speculation would also see that the 216A Subaru would fit into the STI lineup as a special edition similar to the R205.

The estimated price for the 216A when it hits the Japanese market will be around $60000 NZD, while Toyota’s version of the vehicle may prove marginally cheaper.

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