The highly anticipated sports coupe developed in a partnership by Toyota and Subaru will make its world debut during the 2009 edition of the Tokyo Auto Show that will take place this month. Some rumors claim that we will get to see a large photo gallery of the Toyota compact sports coupe before the end of this week.
Below you have a large photo gallery showing the Toyota FT-HS hybrid concept that was presented during the 2007 edition of the Detroit Auto Show. You see these pictures below because the same rumors claim that the rear wheel drive sports coupe developed by Toyota and Subaru is heavily inspired from the design of the hybrid concept.
At that time, in 2007, the Toyota FT-HS was presented with a hybrid drivetrain that consisted of an electric motor and a V6 3.5 liter engine. Now, the compact sports coupe developed by Toyota and Subaru will get its power from a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine made by Subaru. A six speed manual gearbox and a rear wheel drive system will complete the powertrain.
The two Japanese automakers previously stated that the compact sports coupe will have the same mechanical parts (suspension, chassis, Subaru engine and so on) but the exterior styling will be different for each implementation of the two automakers. Practically, this is a partnership in the same style as the one between PSA and Toyota for the development of the Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 and Toyota iQ .
The compact sports coupe will be produced at the new Gunma plant located in Japan and owned by Subaru. We should be seeing the sports coupe from both the Japanese automakers on the market by the end of 2011.
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