Sports car fans hoping for a second-generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. According to an article posted by Drive, Subaru has confirmed that it will keep the rear-wheel drive coupe in its line-up. We are working on it. There will be a second-generation BRZ,” said a Subaru spokesperson.

Details on the platform that will be used for the all-new Toyobaru twins remain a mystery for now, with Subaru saying its latest SGP platform will not be used as it was strictly developed for all-wheel drive applications. The Subaru Global Platform can already be found in the current Impreza, XV, Ascent, Forester, Legacy and Outback.

“It’s a very flexible platform, but we make all-wheel drive vehicles. That’s our forte, all-wheel drive,” explained Thomas Doll, chief executive officer of Subaru of America.

In their current form, the Toyobaru twins use an adapted version of the previous Impreza’s chassis, and are powered by Subaru’s flat-four engine with Toyota’s D-4S injection system. Toyota supplies the automatic and manual six-speed transmissions.

Whatever the case may be, it’s good news to know that Toyota and Subaru are committed to continue their partnership for a new sports car. All we have to do is wait.