More Affordable, More Powerful Subaru BRZ Arrives Down Under
The all-new Subaru BRZ will hit Australian shores very soon and as well as a number of improvements, it will also come with a reduced price tag.
The upgraded 2017 model year Subaru BRZ sports coupe will come with a new, $1,230-lower starting price tag in Australia, with the base manual version coming in at $32,990 plus on-road costs.
Automatic buyers will get an even bigger discount as the MY17 BRZ automatic starts at $34,990 (plus on-roads), which represents a price chop of $1,735 – making it now exactly $2,000 more than the manual.
Just like the Toyota 86 on which it’s based, the MY17 BRZ will boast a slightly more powerful 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated boxer four-cylinder, which produces 152kW and 212Nm (up from 147kW/202Nm). The automatic, on the other hand, retains its 147kW and 205Nm outputs.
Subaru describes the changes under the bonnet to the manual model as “significant engine refinements”, which include changes to the camshaft, fuel system, rocker arms, valve stems, and more.
The new BRZ also features upgraded suspension tuning and fresh front-end styling, as well as a host of other extras, including new LED headlights and tail-lights; Hill Start Assist; redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels; new steering wheel; fully automatic air-conditioning; enhanced instrument gauges; and upgraded infotainment.
There’s also a rather intriguingly-named ‘TRACK’ mode for the stability control system. One can only imagine what that does…
“BRZ is an even more compelling package when you consider the upgrades to specification at less cost to customers,” said Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie.
“Despite exchange rate pressures, our strong relationship with the factory has produced a great result for BRZ fans and that’s reflected in the volume of showroom interest since we teased the specification upgrades in August.”
The first customer examples of the MY17 Subaru BRZ are expected to arrive in Australian showrooms towards the end of November this year.
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