It looks like that the VW has set a trend with its MQB strategy and Volvo made its SPA announcement following it. Hot on its heels Subaru now confirms that mainstreams vehicles of Fuji Heavy Industries will share a single platform.
The Subaru lineup starting from Impreza to the Tribeca 7-seat successor will now move on a new skeleton and this is looked up on as a move to cut development time and costs of new models.
The scenario being this, we imagine that the second generation BRZ rear-wheel-drive, if it achieves second birth, will not be using the new platform.
Reports by automotive news says that with new chassis a new generation of lean-burn direct injected engines sporting cylinder deactivation will descend on the market in 2016 and the first pair vehicles based on shared platform will accompany them. The environmental regulation conscious California and 12 other US states will see the arrival of the hybrid plug-in in 2017.
Taking a guess we would bet that the 2017 plug-in would be coming from the smaller line of Subaru, and also taking into consideration that the XV Crosstrek Hybrid modeled on the present Impreza and a new Impreza’s debut lurking right around the corner.