the Subaru Brat? Well, Subaru of America, Inc. has announced plans that
it will once again build a similar vehicle modeled after the well-received
STX concept unveiled at the 2000 LA Auto Show.
STX concept, short for Subaru Truck Xperimental, was an all wheel drive,
supercharged, four-door pickup with a trick cargo access system between
the bed and interior.
to Subaru spokesperson Rob Moran there will be some type of pass-through
system for passengers to access the rear of the vehicle from the cab but
it has not yet been determined if it will be the same, or similar to,
the patented sliding rear window / folding panel that was demonstrated
on the STX. Moran also stated that Subaru has not yet decided on an engine
is positioning the new vehicle as, 'the ultimate expression of the Subaru
brand essence - fun, freedom, adventure, confidence, and control.'
as-of-yet unnamed four-door hybrid, based on the Subaru Outback, will
be built at the Subaru-Isuzu Automotive plant in Lafayette, Indiana starting
in the fall of 2002.