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#591 of 656 Re: Imagine [nippononly]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2013 (8:12 am)
Not so sure about that. It takes a tremendous investment to get a new engine to conform to U.S. (and California) standards, and the diesel passenger car market is very small here in the States. And with diesel prices now punching through $4.50 a gallon here in California, I'm not seeing a pot of gold at the end of the diesel engine rainbow.
This could change of course.
#592 of 656 Re: Imagine [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 06, 2013 (1:11 pm)
It would make sense to hedge their bets and do something different than Toyota, but they've already announced an XV hybrid. A mild one, at that.
#593 of 656 Re: Imagine [ateixeira]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2013 (2:04 pm)
I think the hybrid market is growing a lot faster than the diesel market in the USA.
#594 of 656 Re: Imagine [nippononly]
Mar 06, 2013 (2:09 pm)
This car was shown at Geneva, a European car show. The audience is Europe, not the USA. Diesels are hugely popular over there.
#595 of 656 Re: Imagine [rsholland]
Mar 06, 2013 (7:35 pm)
#596 of 656 Remote Start Recall
Mar 07, 2013 (7:27 am)
There's a small recall for this, apparently if you drop the key some cars can start on their own.
Affects Legacy, Outback, and XV.
#598 of 656 Re: Holy hawtness [anythngbutgm]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:57 am)
Well, that just sucks. A gorgeous concept, to be sure, which means that the production version will be a major visual let down.
#599 of 656 Re: Holy hawtness [xwesx]
Mar 28, 2013 (10:21 am)
I have faith that it won't stray far from the concept... Sure the wheels will be toned down and the bulges may shrink a bit but I'm hoping Subie learned a lesson when they watered down the current Impreza.
A good sign is the BRZ, came out pretty close to the concept.
#600 of 656 Re: Holy hawtness [anythngbutgm]
Mar 28, 2013 (12:23 pm)
I wouldn't mind the wheels being toned down, but I don't see where the body panels need even one iota of tweaking. Slap a VIN on that sucker and call 'er done!
Reminder: The BRZ was a Toyota-led production, and they're pretty good and telegraphing concept to actual.
Of course, the real question is... What will the hatch look like?!