THE first details of the second generation Subaru BRZ cult coupe’s Australian specification have been confirmed – with more to follow closer to estimated launch in December. Built exclusively at Subaru’s factory in Japan, the range will include two variants.
To be simply called the BRZ Coupe and BRZ Coupe S, both trim levels will be available in either 6-speed manual or 6-speed paddle shift auto. Pricing starts from $38,990 plus on-roads.
The entire range is powered by Subaru’s new naturally aspirated 2.4-litre direct and port injection four cylinder horizontally-opposed Boxer engine. For the first time, the BRZ will also offer a suite of vision assist technology.
These include blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert. Automatic BRZs also introduce Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight driver-assist capabilities by adding high beam assist and reverse automatic braking.
Inside the snug coupe cockpit, a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system makes easy operation of key systems including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, DAB+ digital radio, satellite navigation and a number of vehicle settings.
All BRZs feature dual zone climate control air conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear shift. The BRZ Coupe’s cloth seat trim upgrades to Ultrasuede and leather accented seat trim in BRZ Coupe S, plus there’s heated driver and front passenger seats.
Every BRZ features smart key and push-start ignition, together with self-levelling LED
headlights (dusk-sensing), Daytime LED Running Lights (DRL), 18-inch alloy wheels and
body-coloured door mirrors.
The next generation Subaru sports car will be available in Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Magnetite Grey Metallic, Crystal Black Silica WR Blue Pearl, and new colours, Sapphire Blue Pearl and Ignition Red.
As revealed in May, the popular sports car’s new engine delivers almost 18 per cent more torque than the superseded manual model and over 20 per cent more torque than the outgoing automatic. Automatic version of the BRZ also gain a revised Sport mode.
The BRZ’s new body has approximately 60 per cent greater front lateral bending rigidity and approximately 50 per cent more torsional stiffness. The stiffer body contributes to improved steering response, more nimble handling and better stability.
“In line with Subaru’s hard-earned reputation for great balance and control, all BRZ components are designed to be optimally placed for maximum performance,” Subaru general manager Blair Read said.
“BRZ’s improved power to weight ratio applies lessons learned from the much-admired
Subaru Global Platform,” he added.
“This means BRZ’s unique platform is furthered strengthened and when combined with an
engine with more power with an even lower centre of gravity, you get the feeling it can’t
possibly get any better as a fun driver’s car!”
Full Australian specifications will be confirmed in the coming months. The balance of the range is priced at $42,790 for the Coupe auto, $40,190 for the Coupe S manual and $43,990 for the Coupe S auto. All prices are plus on-roads.
Subaru has also confirmed that at present, there are no plans for a tS or STI inspired variant, but that they will continue to work with the factory in Japan to gauge the potential for such offerings.
In the meantime, from today, Subaru has launched dealer and online pre-orders for the 2022 Subaru BRZ range. Find out more by visiting the Subaru Australia website.
The vehicle used in all photos is an overseas model, presently being tested in Australia.