Subaru is introducing its all-new Trezio mini-MPV, which was a result of a partnership between Toyota and Subaru. You can tell at a glance that the Subaru Trezio is pretty much a rebadged version of the Toyota Verso-S. Another vehicle that we will soon see out of Subaru is the similar version of the Toyota FT-86.
There are minor differences between the Trezio and its Verso-S, such as the Impreza-like front grille, the chrome tailgate trim and logos. Basically, everything else remains the same.
Similar to the Verso-S offerings, the Trezio will come with choices of a 1.3-liter or a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engines that come with a standard manual gearbox. The diesel unit is a 1.4-liter diesel engine that produces 90 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. The 1.3-liter gasoline engine produces 99 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline engine’s fuel economy is rated at about 43 miles per gallon and while the diesel unit is at 55 miles per gallon.
These engines can also be paired with a with a seven-speed sequential automatic transmission or a six-speed automated manual gearbox as well. In addition, the Subaru Trezio will be available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
As for now, the Subaru Trezio remains to be sold in Japan only. Hopefully, the U.S. will get the gasoline version soon. Shall we say, “Road trip, anyone?”