Few entirely new models to arrive in following years.

We have recently read about the merger of two former partner companies wishing to develop electric cars together for generations to come. An anouncement about joint cooperation between BMW and Land Rover, or Jaguar has been made three days ago and now similar move between two companies from the Far East, which are already active in some projects, namely Subaru and Toyota has been presented. 

Both sides have been working together for several years and among fruits of this collaboration was a couple of two sport cars, Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. However, in the new chapter of the shared story, they will focus not on (electric) sport cars but on more ordinary cars, the likes of Corolla or Subaru Impreza.

15-years of history of the partnership is one of the reasons why both sides decided to expand their cooperation. It is a desire to share innovative ideas and concepts that both sides already have. In the case of Subaru, it is a four - wheel drive, and in Toyota's it is already fully developed electrified drive trains-an area where Subaru is lagging behind competition. 

In reality, therefore, cooperation will bring about the joint development of C - and D-segments of limousines, hatchbacks and crossovers. But it will not be a fully integrated project after all. New vehicles will, for their own purposes, be produced by each brand itself, which means that they will nevertheless be at least slightly different. At the same time, Toyota points out that they will try to attract some of the partners with whom they are now working, which may mean that the story will grow a little further in the future.

June 8, 2019 Driving photo: Toyota

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