Toyota Working on RWD Hatchback Model

It seems that Toyota's promise that it will become a 'fun' brand once again isn't just for show. According to a report from Motor Trend, the Big T is preparing a brand new model for us to enjoy.
Toyota Rush LWB 1 photo
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Supposedly, it's a rear-wheel drive hatchback model that will be marketed below the existing GT 86. So a Scion in America?

We don't know quite yet, but the same report suggests the car will be a remained version of the Rush crossover, the one shown in the picture above, but it will have independent suspension on all corners and a lower ride height.

Power will reportedly come from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 150 HP (hopefully turbocharged). Expect the debut of this new Rush o take place in 2016.

Since it's going to be even cheaper than a Scion FR-S at about $20,000, the RWD hatch will definitely appeal to younger keen drivers who at this moment don't have access to such cars.
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