The highly anticipated second-generation Subaru BRZ is officially on sale in Australia today from sub-$40k through dealer and online pre-orders, ahead of the sports car arrival in December.
Built exclusively at Subaru’s factory in Japan (alongside its twin the Toyota GR86), the all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ is powered by Subaru’s new 2.4-litre naturally aspirated boxer engine that utilises Toyota’s D-4S direct fuel injection and port injection system. Representing an increase of 400cc over the current 2.0-litre flat four, the Subaru FA24 engine produces 170kW of power and 249Nm of torque. It’s paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
The Subaru Global Platform that underpins the new BRZ has also adopted new construction method courtesy of Toyota’s input, with the new chassis delivering a 60 percent increase in front lateral bending rigidity and a 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness compared to the superseded model. The chassis improvement promises a more nimble handling and better traction in cornering.
The use of aluminium for the roof, front guards and bonnet also offsets the weight increase of the larger engine, while added structural enhancements improve collision safety and contribute to an optimised weight layout and lower centre of gravity.
2022 Subaru BRZ pricing
Two trims are available – the BRZ Coupe manual priced from $38,990, and the upper-spec BRZ Coupe S manual asking $40,190. Automation versions are priced from $40,190 for the Coupe and $43,990 for the Coupe S. All prices exclude on-road costs.
2022 Subaru BRZ specification
The new Subaru BRZ for the first time offers a suite of Vision Assist features, including Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Automatic BRZs also introduce Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technologies, while also adding High Beam Assist and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB).
Inside the snug coupe cockpit, a large 8-inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system makes easy operation of key systems including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Digital radio (DAB+), Satellite navigation and various vehicle settings.
All BRZs feature dual zone climate control air conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear shift. The BRZ Coupe’s cloth seat trim upgrades to Ultrasuede and leather accented seat trim in BRZ Coupe S, plus heated driver and front passenger seats. Every BRZ features smart key and push-start ignition, together with self-levelling LED headlights (dusk-sensing), Daytime LED Running Lights (DRL), 18-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured door mirrors.
The BRZ’s revised colour palette includes Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Magnetite Grey Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Sapphire Blue Pearl (new), Ignition Red (New) and WR Blue Pearl.