Subaru's new concept at the LA motor show later this month will not be the long-awaited version of the car it has co-developed alongside Toyota's FT-86, Autocar has learned. Instead the concept will showcase the future of the company based around its new 'Confidence in Motion' brand statement.
Accompanying the ambiguous press release was this cryptic teaser image showing the silhouette of a coupe, that had raised speculation that the concept car could be Subaru's own version of the FT-86.
The new concept has been designed to "enhance the Subaru brand" and showcase the firm's new design language. The company is still best known in Europe for performance versions of its Impreza saloon, made famous in the World Rally Championship throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
Explaining its new 'Confidence in Motion' strapline, Subaru said 'Confidence' was its commitment towards engineering excellence and to "provide both enjoyment and peace of mind". The 'in Motion' part refers to Subaru's desire to innovate "to meet customer expectations in a world of constant change".
The concept is expected to feature a sporty hybrid powertrain, as Suabru confirmed it would "proactively address global environmental issues" without taking taking away "a source of enjoyment" for the driver.
The car will be unveiled in LA on 17 November.