Subaru is gearing up to welcome another batch of BRZ sports cars Down Under.
Having sold the first allocation of 500 cars, the brand will reopen order books before the end of the first quarter. The next batch of cars are scheduled to arrive in Australia before the middle of 2022.
It’s not clear how many cars will be available in the next allocation. Subaru says it’s currently working “very closely with the factory” in Japan to finalise the details.
Potential buyers can register their interest online, or order through a dealer. Subaru says the order process has been designed “to try and give really good confidence and transparency to customers around those delivery timeframes”.
Subaru says the first batch of cars is 60 per cent manual, and 80 per cent of buyers have opted for the more expensive BRZ S.
As is often the case with sports cars, Subaru is expecting demand to be strong in the first 12 to 18 months on sale before tapering off as enthusiasts take delivery of their cars.
Sales of the first-generation BRZ were handicapped by Subaru’s deal with development partner Toyota – production numbers in the early years were skewed towards the Toyota GT 86 and Scion FR-S, giving Subaru fewer cars to sell.
Subaru Australia boss Blair Read says “there’s no discussions in that space”.
Two variants of BRZ are offered locally, both with a choice between manual or automatic transmission.
Pricing kicks off at $38,990 before on-roads, and extends to $43,990 before on-roads.
The new BRZ is still rear-wheel drive, and still powered by a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine. But it’s grown from 2.0- to 2.4 litres, and its power and torque figures have jumped.
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