Subaru’s reasonably priced sports activities automotive is about to get even higher.
The Japanese model’s second-generation BRZ sports activities coupe is lastly on its technique to Australia with the primary deliveries anticipated later this yr.
Subaru Australia continues to be conserving nearly all of the main points concerning the new two-door coupe near its chest.
But it surely has confirmed the brand new model scores a much bigger 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that makes 170kW and 249Nm.
This compares favourably to the outgoing model’s 2.0-litre unit that made 152kW and 212Nm.
One of many greatest points affecting the Subaru BRZ – and its Toyota 86 twin – was the dearth of grunt from an engine that felt strained throughout spirited driving.
The model additionally mentioned the brand new BRZ may have a progressive energy supply and sharp throttle response for a extra engaged drive.
That is mixed with a stiffer physique, which is able to make for higher dealing with via corners than the earlier model.
The BRZ was already recognized for its enjoyable driving character due to its gentle weight and rear-wheel drive set-up.
Prospects eager to get to the entrance of the queue for the brand new BRZ can now register their curiosity on-line.
Subaru Australia is anticipating demand to be sturdy.
Subaru normal supervisor, Blair Learn, says: “We’ve been staggered by the quantity of curiosity within the new BRZ.”
“The extent of seller inquiry and calls to our personal customer support centre signifies huge curiosity amongst sports activities automotive followers and we stay up for sharing extra particulars nearer to launch.”
Costs haven’t been introduced however anticipate a modest worth rise on the present model’s circa-$35,000 (plus on-roads) worth.
The Subaru BRZ has been co-developed and shares its underpinnings and mechanical components with the Toyota 86 coupe, which can be anticipated to reach later this yr.
It’s a large yr for Subaru efficiency automobiles with the long-awaited new WRX set to land in showrooms later in 2021, too.