Friday March 12, 2010 17:37

Report: AWD nixed for Subaru version of FT-86 (216A)!

According to Best Car (via, development cost concerns have currently nixed any for an AWD transmission in Subaru’s version of the FT-86 (codename 216A). The report is that the costs have escalated to a level where its inclusion would be cost prohibitive.

Assuming this to be true, aside from a possible difference in engines, the Subaru 216A would be a mechanical copy of the FT-86. Therefore, to further distinguish the Subaru 216A from the FT-86, its styling will be reworked to be a more distinctive look, rather than merely a rebadged FT-86. According to the report, the focus for this more distinctive look concentrates on the A-pillar forward front-end design.

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