It seems Toyota and Subaru are working on more than just a rear-wheel-drive sports car. According to AutoExpress, the two companies are also teaming up to produce an aggressive looking Impreza Coupe that will go into production in 2010. The project will also spawn a successor to the Toyota Celica.
The Subaru Impreza Coupe will take major styling cues from the five-door model but with a more aggressively designed rear end. An entry-level model will forgo the four-wheel-drive system for a more lightweight and less expensive rear-wheel-drive-setup.
Subaru will offer the Impreza Coupe with two engine choices including a 2.0 liter flat-four boxer producing 180-hp and a 2.5 liter turbo from the current Impreza STI producing close to 300-hp.
This is where you get sad and think to yourself “Let me guess, the U.S. won’t be getting one,” – well we’ve got some good news for you. Subaru is expected to launch the Impreza Coupe in Japan and U.S. in late 2010 with UK sales to begin in 2011.