MY17 Subaru BRZ front

Subaru BRZ Gets an Upgrade


Manual Subaru BRZ to gain more power and whole range benefits from cosmetic, technological and comfort improvements 

Subaru has followed Toyota’s tyre tracks and applied a midlife freshen up to its Subaru BRZ coupe. As per the Toyota, power has increased for manual models – power is up from 147 Kilowatts to 152 kW and from 205 Newton metres to 212 Nm – tweaks have been made to the suspension for improved handling and the exterior has been enhanced with full LED head and tail lamps, a new bumpers with a front bumper that gives the car a more aggressive and pronounced look.

There’s also a new driver control system, or more specifically a “TRACK” mode, which is said to allow the driver a little more freedom in a track environment, whilst keeping the car in line.

The interior has had a light makeover too, with new door trims, an upgraded instrument cluster with a new 4.2-inch digital display which produces a digital speedometer and tachometer, shift position fuel gauge and sports information. The display can be operated via buttons on the new steering wheel.

MY17 Subaru BRZ Interior

There’s also digital climate control and red stitching throughout the cabin for a racier feel, in addition to knee pads for those who enjoy a spot of enthusiastic cornering.

The new Subaru BRZ goes on sale in Australia in November, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.


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