Subaru Australia’s initial allocation of 500 new BRZ coupes is rapidly selling out online, before deliveries even commence in mid-December.
The company says that as of this morning, there are fewer than 90 left from this initial tranche which will be the total MY22 haul, and has put out a press release to further build hype.
“There is a limited opportunity for customers to secure their Subaru BRZ in the first half of 2022,” the company said, suggesting a fresh batch of ‘MY23’ cars will land later next year.
Subaru Australia has limited stock of the 2022 BRZ, as it deals with the same component shortage issues plaguing other automakers.
It’s still beaten Toyota to the punch, with the latter’s new GR86 not arriving in showrooms at all until the second half of 2022 – despite a national premiere in Bathurst next week.
The redesigned BRZ gets an evolutionary exterior and interior makeover (importantly, there’s a better touchscreen). But the high-revving naturally-aspirated engine now measures 2.4-litres and outputs 170kW and 249Nm – up 18kW and 37Nm on the old car.
Buyers are able to choose between a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic. All are, of course, rear-wheel drive.
At 4265mm long, 1775mm wide, and 1310mm tall on a 2575mm wheelbase, the 2022 BRZ is 25mm longer and 15mm lower than the outgoing model, with a 5mm longer wheelbase.
Subaru adds that the BRZ’s new body has approximately 60 per cent greater front lateral bending rigidity and approximately 50 per cent more torsional stiffness.
Get all the info on the new BRZ here: 2022 Subaru BRZ price and specs.
Subaru Australia general manager Blair Read said he was “delighted by the reception for the all-new Subaru BRZ”.
“The number of Australian customers already eagerly awaiting delivery to their driveway is testament to the great package the Subaru engineers have delivered with the next generation BRZ,” he added.
“Emboldened with Subaru’s motorsport DNA, the Subaru BRZ is the car for drivers seeking an iconic vehicle that delivers raw performance, an exhilarating ride and enhanced driving dynamics.”
- 2022 Subaru BRZ manual: $38,990
- 2022 Subaru BRZ automatic: $42,790
- 2022 Subaru BRZ S manual: $40,190
- 2022 Subaru BRZ S automatic: $43,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.