Subaru BRZ Convertible: No Green Light Yet
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Both companies were involved in the development of the sportscar, though Toyota went ahead on its own and developed a drop-top concept after strong public feedback. If reaction is good, they promised they will put it into production
President and CEO of Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, told CarAdvice that the convertible concept was developed by Toyota, but Subaru don’t need permission to produce it’s own version if they want to.
Mr Tetsuya Tada, Toyota’s chief engineer on the 86/BRZ project, said that they could make the convertible 86 if they want to, but word is that the Toyota86/Subaru BRZ factory in the heart of Japan is currently not set up to build drop-tops.
In our view, the reality of the Subuaru BRZ convertible is quite simple. Should Toyota want such a car, they will contact Subaru to see if they are willing to support development. If not, Subaru still has as much as two years to change its mind before the drop-top Toyota GT 86 is ready for production.
In our opinion, this is taking way to long. Subaru or Toyota, this car will be a huge hit and it needs to go on sale right now.
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