The Subaru Brat was a car/truck hybrid produced in the 1980's. They looked a bit like a miniature 4-wheel drive El Camino. The Brat is powered by a 1.8 liter horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine. (Kind of like what old Porsches had). Brats featured 4-wheel drive and 4 speed manual transmissions. The Brat was pretty much in its own class. The only competition it had was from the VW Pup and a series of Chrysler hybrids that were similar in size, but lacked the 4-wheel drive and T-tops that made the Brat so popular.
Other features included T-Tops and extra seats in the bed of the truck/car.
The Brat is very silly looking, but it just happens to be one of the most fun vehicles ever made. Some people loved them so much that there is a petition to get Subaru to produce them again. (Search on Google and you should find it). Subaru still produces some pretty decent "utility vehicles", but nothing that can match the versatility of the Brat.