New Subaru Trezia is a re-badged Toyota Verso S; latest joint project between Subaru and Toyota

Subaru has launched this new compact MPV in Japan, a re-badged version of the recently launched Toyota Verso S.

The Subaru Trezia gets the nose of the Impreza, new trim on the tailgate and Subaru badging. But apart from that it’s styling is identical to that of the five-seat Verso S, known as Ractis in Japan, revealed at the recent Paris motor show.

See the official pics of the new Subaru Trezia

Buyers will get a choice of 1.3 and 1.5-litre petrol engine and the option of front and all-wheel drive.

Subaru is keen to be able to offer smaller models in Japan, where its sales have been stalling after the government withdrew incentives for new car buyers. It is also keen to lower its fleet CO2 average.

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It is the latest model to be launched under the partnership between Toyota and Subaru’s parent firm Fuji Heavy Industries. The two firms are also co-developing the small rear-drive coupé, first seen as the Toyota FT-86 concept at last year’s Tokyo motor show.

Subaru has no plans to bring the Trezia to the UK, however, although this decision is subject to constant review.

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2 December 2010

I don't suppose it is any better to drive but it definitely looks better than its Toyota sibling.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 December 2010

Pity Subaru UK have no plans to bring this car to the UK, I can see the attraction of the 4-wheel drive version just by looking out of the window at the falling snow.


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2 December 2010

Last week Subaru announced a design revolution, and then produce this, a badge job on Toyota, well thats just amazing an absolute shock, a Subaru that doesnt make your eyes bleed ;-D .

It would probably sell well in the UK with AWD as an alternative to the more established Scenic or Picaso buyer.

2 December 2010

It looks superb.

Stacks up to be a moneyspinner for Subaru to be honest.I hope they pull it off.

2 December 2010

Has no-one else noticed that it only has a choice of 1.3 or 1.5 engines? In a MPV a 1.3 wouldn't be able to move the damm thing.

2 December 2010

[quote Locknload66]It looks superb.[/quote]

Im hoping this is Sarcasm,

Because to me, it looks like a cheap chinese copy of the previous generation Honda Jazz complete with scratchy interior plastics.

2 December 2010

[quote TegTypeR] I don't suppose it is any better to drive but it definitely looks better than its Toyota sibling.[/quote]You're back!! I'm in agreement with you about the styling, it's subtly different but the difference is noticeable. Not sure how well it would sell here in the UK, though.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

2 December 2010

[quote fhp11]

Im hoping this is Sarcasm,

Because to me, it looks like a cheap chinese copy of the previous generation Honda Jazz complete with scratchy interior plastics.

[/quote]

Exactly my point, it fulfills the brief perfectly........if it mirrors the Honda Jazz it will be a revelation.

Job done Subaru...the best form of flattery is imitation.

Keep up.

3 December 2010

I'm holding out for the WRX-S STi PPP ProDrive RB320 version.....

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