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Old 03-22-2017, 09:05 PM
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I wonder how much Toyota Highlander is under it.
Presumably, none. Aren't all future Subarus being built on their spiffy new platform?
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:04 AM
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Presumably, none. Aren't all future Subarus being built on their spiffy new platform?
But it would not surprise me that Subaru's "spiffy new platform" is Toyota-based in some way.

I mean Toyota says with a straight face that the GT86 has a Toyota engine.

It would be silly for Subaru not to use or at least consider TNGA and then paste in their AWD and rattly engines in place of the Toyota AWD and smooth engines.

Development cost would be nil. Profit increased. Component costs shared with Toyota.

Just an idea.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:46 PM
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Toyota Highlander is overpriced and ugly. Subaru's tend to be overpriced and not as ugly. A Subaru Highlander is surely to be overpriced and average (at best) looking.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:56 PM
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Odds have to favor a rebodied Highlander with a Subaru badge.
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:58 PM
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But it would not surprise me that Subaru's "spiffy new platform" is Toyota-based in some way.
It's not. It's an all-Subaru design.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:06 PM
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It's not. It's an all-Subaru design.
New To Subaru maybe, but still recycled Toyota.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:26 PM
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New To Subaru maybe, but still recycled Toyota.
Err, no. The not-so-creatively named Subaru Global Platform is a modular system that shares nothing in common with either the Toyota Next-Generation Architecture nor any existing Toyota platform.
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How about people on either side of this debate provide sources... on the suggestions of platform relatedness instead of just saying "yes they are!" and "no they aren't!"
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:23 PM
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How about people on either side of this debate provide sources... on the suggestions of platform relatedness instead of just saying "yes they are!" and "no they aren't!"
Not an unreasonable request, except... unless someone has inside info, all that can be used are press releases. And a press release normally doesn't contain that much detailed info. Both Subaru and Toyota have released photos/undetailed schematics of their platforms (a simple Google search will bring them up). Not sure if anyone can tell that the platforms are/aren't related based on those.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:58 PM
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Not an unreasonable request, except... unless someone has inside info, all that can be used are press releases. And a press release normally doesn't contain that much detailed info. Both Subaru and Toyota have released photos/undetailed schematics of their platforms (a simple Google search will bring them up). Not sure if anyone can tell that the platforms are/aren't related based on those.
Fair, "yes" vs. "no" arguments with nothing else behind them are just pointless otherwise.
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