A South African designer living in France has released renders of a Subaru-badged double-cab bakkie he dreamt up to take on Toyota’s Hilux.
For the record, the three-row Ascent is Subaru’s largest model yet, but is underpinning by a unibody platform rather than the ladder-frame chassis used by the likes of the Hilux and Ford Ranger.
While it’s certainly an interesting thought (particularly considering Toyota has a stake in Subaru and the two Japanese firms have existing agreements in place), the chances of Subaru entering the double-cab space seem exceedingly slim at best.
And we simply don’t see Toyota entering a deal that would see a badge-engineered Hilux join Subaru’s range...
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