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Although Toyota owns 20 percent of Subaru’s parent Fuji Heavy Industry, the Japanese automaker is considering abandoning ship with the starred blue oval and go over to BMW for further developing the GT 86 affordable sportscar.



Speaking with Drive Australia, Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada basically said the next generation Toybaru might turn into a Toybimmer as part of the two companies’ current collaboration over batteries and new sportscar.

Asked if Subaru would remain plugged in the 86’s development, Tetsuya said “maybe, but this is not decided yet.” The next question was if BMW could fit in the project and Tetsuya-san replied “that is one possibility.”


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A Move For The Better? Toyota To Divorce Subaru And Pursue BMW For Future GT86 Development

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