Offered in a single specification the BRZ manual starts from $32,990 (plus on-road costs) with the automatic starting at $34,990 (plus on-roads) representing price reductions of $1230 and $1735 respectively, compared to the 2016 model.
As with the related Toyota 86, the BRZ manual comes with a slightly more powerful 2.0 litre naturally aspirated engine producing 152kW and 212Nm, while the automatic retains its 147kW and 205Nm outputs.
“BRZ is an even more compelling package when you consider the upgrades to specification at less cost to customers.” Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie said.
“Despite exchange rate pressures, our strong relationship with the factory has produced a great result for BRZ fans and that’s reflected in the volume of showroom interest since we teased the specification upgrades in August.”
As part of the 2017 model year updgrade the BRZ features new LED head and tail lights, redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels, upgraded gauges and infotainment, small interior revisions, ‘Track’ mode for the stability control system, a new steering wheel, and optional BRZ-embossed front seats with red stitching.
Changes have also been made beneath the surface, with what Subaru describes as “significant engine refinements” made to manual transmission models including increased block rigidity and changes to the fuel system, camshaft, rocker arms, valve stems, and more.
Order books are now open, with vehicle deliveries expected to begin towards the end of November.
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