Mike Stevens | Mar 1, 2009

In what will likely be heart-wrenching news for many, Toyota and Subaru have together – according to the Detroit Free Press – confirmed that the small entry-level RWD sports car project the two companies had been working on, is now on indefinite hold.

Codenamed 086A, the ‘Toyobaru’ project (as it had been nicknamed, along with ‘Subota’), stood to return Toyota to its glory days as an enthusiast favourite, and to offer Subaru fanatics a RWD option.

The Freep.com article – by Mark Phelan – offers no sources or quotes from representatives of either manufacturer, but given the current global economic climate, it’s not a difficult story to believe.

No other information was available, short of speculation and re-capping Toyota’s and Subaru’s intentions for the car.

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