2016 Subaru BRZ Gets $300 Price Drop
The 2016 Subaru BRZ will include new standard features and see its price dropped, according to a press release from Subaru of America.
Including a $795 destination charge, the new 2016 Subaru BRZ will start at just $26,190. That’s $300 less than the current model year and even cheaper than when the BRZ was first released back in 2013.
The drop in price is being attributed to the strength of the US dollar against the Japanese yen (the BRZ is manufactured in Japan). Even thriftier buyers could opt for the BRZ’s twin, the Scion FR-S, which is priced from $26,075, inc. a $770 destination charge.
But despite the lower price tag, the BRZ actually comes with more features than ever and keeps the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine making 200-horsepower and driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
All models feature Subaru’s Starlink infotainment system with 6.2-inch display, reversing camera, plus HD and satellite radio.
Buyers wanting an automatic transmission will need to go for the slightly pricier “Limited” model, which comes in at $28,190 for the manual and $29,290 for the automatic. Both of these prices include the $795 destination charge and buyers will get a body colour rear spoiler, fog lights and Alcantara and leather trim.
The 2016 BRZ is expected to his North American dealerships this autumn. It will be interesting to see what kind of sales figures Subaru achieve as there are other cars, like the 2016 Mazda MX-5, which are equally tempting, but come at a lower price.
There’s still no news about when we can expect an STI model BRZ to hit the Subaru production line, but with many other capable vehicles out there and increasingly enthusiastic potential buyers, such a car would need to be producing 200-horsepower as a minimum.