Subaru’s new rear-wheel drive coupe is almost here.
The 2022 Subaru BRZ will touch down late in 2021, ahead of a launch early in 2022.
Two variants will be offered, 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.
It appears that the platform beneath the body is a revision rather than a wholesale replacement, though Subaru says it’s applied some lessons from the modular Global Platform underpinning many of its other models.
“Adopting new methods such as inner frame construction and structural adhesive application, BRZ’s new body delivers a 60 per cent increase in front lateral bending rigidity and a 50 per cent increase in torsional stiffness,” the company claims.
- 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.
Power in the Subaru BRZ comes from a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine.
Peak power is 170kW and peak torque is 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.
Subaru hasn’t confirmed Australian fuel economy data for the 2022 BRZ.
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.
The 2022 BRZ will come standard with the following active safety equipment:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-change assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
Opting for the automatic gets you Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite, meaning you get:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-departure warning
- High-beam assist
- Reverse autonomous emergency braking
The Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ haven’t been crash tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
Like the wider Subaru range, the BRZ will be backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Service prices haven’t been locked in.
Standard equipment in the BRZ includes:
- 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Factory satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- Dual-zone climate control
- Leather steering wheel and gear shifter
- Keyless entry and start
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
Moving to the BRZ S gets you:
- Suede and leather seat trim
- Heated front seats
Further specifications will be revealed closer to launch.
The 2022 BRZ will be offered with a choice of seven colours:
- Crystal White Pearl
- Ice Silver Metallic
- Magnetite Grey Metallic
- Crystal Black Silica
- Sapphire Blue Pearl
- Ignition Red
- WR Blue Pearl
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