Subaru’s shut relations with Toyota, and reported purchaser demand, has ignited contemporary hypothesis in Australia that the model might introduce its first bakkie primarily based on the Hilux after virtually three a long time.
Regardless of nothing a couple of successor to the now iconic Brat, generally known as the Brumby Down Below, being even talked about, Subaru Australia’s Common Supervisor, Blair Learn, instructed carsguide.com.au that whereas, “there’s no visibility on these kinds of discussions on what might be within the pipeline, there’s all the time the likelihood [of it happening]”.
“There’s all the time that suggestions, and I suppose persons are all the time speaking in regards to the Brumby and the Brat (the US model), and any automotive firm would like to have all of the choices out there to supply, and what you may carry to market,” Learn stated.
Famously owned by late former United States President Roland Reagan, the four-wheel-drive solely Brat, its identify an acronym for Bi-drive Leisure All-terrain Transporter, left manufacturing in 1994 after being launched in 1978 as a small bakkie alongside the traces of the then Mazda B-series, Nissan Hardbody, Ford Courier, Isuzu KB and naturally the Hilux.
If given approval, the second Toyota/Subaru partnership mannequin behind the BRZ/86 will greater than seemingly differ solely on the beauty aspect, however as talked about, no plans have been talked about, by no means thoughts confirmed.
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