NEWS: New @SubaruUK BRZ Breaks Cover This Week
One of our favourite cars of recent years – Subaru's rear-drive, skinny-tyre, drifty Boxer-engined beauty, the BRZ – has had a total facelift for 2017 & will make its public debut at Autosport International Show later this week (12th - 15th January 2017 at the NEC).
Subaru says the 2017 BRZ has been updated from top to bottom; exterior, interior, powertrain, suspension and safety, refining the driving experience whilst enhancing sports car appeal.
They said: "The Coupe shape remains, but is enhanced with a wider, lower stance at the front end. The BRZ’s face is finished off with full-LED headlights, a Subaru first. New design rear lamps and aerodynamic pedestal spoiler top off the rear of the car, and the wheels are now a 10 spoke aluminium design."
Meanwhile, inside, a 4.2-inch colour LCD multi-information display has been added into the instrument panel. The steering wheel has also been redesigned into a smaller package with different leather to increase the driver’s grip for a more engaging experience, whilst higher quality materials have been used throughout the cabin.
Subaru added: "BRZ was built to deliver a linear driving feel, ensuring that the car responds exactly as the driver intended. Keeping this concept in mind, the BRZ’s suspension, engine and drivetrain have been further refined to enhance its poised handling and driving experience.
"For sporty drivers, the new TRACK mode enhances the stability of the car and allows for more refined accelerator inputs when driving on race circuits. For urban drivers, there is a new type of Hill Start Assist (HSA) to help with uphill starts or downhill reversing."
The 2017 BRZ will be available in SE Lux trim only with either a manual or automatic transmission from Spring.