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Subaru Interested in Next-Gen BRZ, Debunks Mid-Engine Sports Car

Crossing our fingers.

Despite relatively low sales of the current car, Subaru confirmed with CarAdvice they are looking to develop a second-generation Subaru BRZ.

Following the debut of the 2017 Toyota 86 at the 2016 New York auto show, Subaru has been mum on any details of a refreshed BRZ counterpart to the Toyota's sports coupe. Due to the symbiotic nature of the Scion FR-S/BRZ program, the Subaru BRZ could very well receive similar updates later this year.

Moving beyond the minor refreshes found on the 2017 Toyota 86, CarAdvice learned that Subaru is interested in continuing the small sports coupe into a second generation. "We are discussing with Toyota to produce a new model change for BRZ," CEO of Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga told CarAdvice. "We have not decided any details yet but we will make [an] agreement. We want to continue BRZ."

Subaru also debunked the recent rumors of a mid-engined sports car that was supposedly in development. The Japanese automaker outright confirmed the inaccuracy of the rumors. "I have not heard that, I don't know what that is. I don't know. I don't know where they're getting their information from. I would like to know their source, I really would," Subaru of America president and COO Tom Doll told CarAdvice.

Subaru also confirmed plans for a new WRX and WRX STI based on the 2017 Impreza that debuted at the 2016 New York auto show, riding on a new global modular platform.

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