While out for…fishing, Subaru of America announced that it will launch a Convertible version of its BRZ sports car with AWD and a twin-turbocharged diesel engine.
“Having just launched the current model to widespread critical acclaim, we are tired of fighting off the constant speculation about what’s “next” and so we are just giving in and delivering all the speculation in one vehicle,” said the company in a statement released on April 1st.
The new model will however not come with a much anticipated rear back-up camera. The company explained that after fitting two convertible switches (up and down) on the fascia there just wasn’t room for any more instruments.
Subaru added that the AWD Twin-Turbo Convertible two-seater Diesel Hybrid BRZ will come in a single color named "No-see-um black" and will be hand made at Subaru’s Brigadoon facility.
While the Japanese company is trying to pull our leg with this story on the 1st day of April, there's at least one element of truth in it – a convertible version of the coupe model could very well be in the works after Toyota previewed the FT 86 Open Concept at the recent Geneva Motor Show.
By Dan Mihalascu