Geneva 2011 – Subaru Trezia – rpmGo.com

Subaru Trezia

The collaboration between Toyota and Subaru has spawned another model, the Subaru Trezia which no more than a Toyota Vero-S with different badging. Measuring almost four meters, this small-ish MPV is Subaru’s newest model in the European minivan B-segment.

Subaru Trezia

Nothing has really changed in comparison to the Toyota version of the car, except for the installation of Subaru’s signature grille, an updated bumper and a mild restyle of the headlights. Other than that, the cars are identical, both inside and out.

Subaru Trezia

The Subaru Trezia offers 429 liters of cargo space that can be extended if you fold the rear bench (60/40). The car can accommodate up to five passengers when all the seats are in place plus “three large suitcases”, according to Toyota… I mean Subaru. Customers will be able to pick from one of the two following engines, both non-boxer: a 1.3-liter gasoline unit and a 1.4-liter diesel plant. As you might have expected, both of them are borrowed from Toyota and they offer 99 hp and 90 hp, respectively.

Subaru Trezia

The gas engine is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission that enables the Trezia to do 42.7 mpg (5.5 liters / 100 km) and have CO2 emissions of 127 g/km. The diesel unit will do 54.7 mpg (4.3 liters / 100 km) and CO2 emissions of 113 g/km. On the entry-level model, the diesel-fitted MPV is mated to the same 6-speed manual gearbox and on the superior trim levels, it gets Toyota’s 6-speed multi-mode automated manual gearbox (aka M-MT) that has an electric motor fitted to the transmission that operates the clutch. While in manual mode, the driver of the Trezia can change the gears by using the paddle shifters.

Subaru Trezia

This new addition to Subaru’s lineup will not take the place of the similar-sized Justy model, as the automaker said that the two models target different customers.

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