Subaru Coupe 216A Further Details and Speculative Renderings Emerge

BestCar Magazine / Subaru Coupe 216A artist renderings
308hp STI model possible

While Toyota's version will come from the FT-86 Concept car unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru's interpretation is still very much under wraps.

A number of details that should please Subaru fans have now surfaced. Firstly, the FT-86 takes on the internal codes 086A, 087A and 088A for the Japanese, US and European markets respectively. The Subaru on the other hand is codenamed the 216A according to BestCar magazine.

Another tidbit is the engine which was previously speculated to be a 2.0-litre turbo boxer making about 118kW (160hp). Indeed it is the revised 2.0-litre turbo from either the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI. However, power is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a possible STI version making 227kW (308hp).

Subaru will further distance the 216A from the FT-86 through signature styling elements (as presented in these artist renderings), longer and wider dimensions and an extra 100kg in weight. However, the closeness in actual wheelbase and overall length with the current hatch mean the two could share even more parts.

Pricing has been speculated at around ¥3 million (€22,267/ US$32,880) when launched in Japan in 2011.






[i]We already know that the compact rear-wheel-drive two-seater will be powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine that will produce close to 200-hp. Subaru will come to the market with its version first with pricing expected to come under $20,000. Toyota, who owns 16 percent of Subaru’s parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, will follow.

According to AutoCar, who spoke with a Subaru spokesperson, the car will not be replacement for the Impreza. He said that Subaru has also ruled out “WRX” and “STi” versions of the car to meet CAFE and EU’s 120g/km carbon targets.

7Tune is reporting that a convertible version of the car is also in the works.[/i]

another 7tune rendering, this could be very very close to the actual Subaru 216a design!