2018 Subaru BRZ receive planned update


2018 Subaru BRZ is a compact rear-wheel drive sports car, made in cooperation with Toyota.

We are still some way from Subaru releasing the new updated BRZ, information is quite scarce, especially the price. However, we do know that Subaru have updated the BRZ with quite a few modifications, surprisingly for such a low volume seller; Subaru sell in excess of 500,000 units in the U.S, just a few thousand of them are BRZ.

While they may not have gone to town in the styling department, they have certainly invested heavily in upgrades.

2018 Subaru BRZ Release date

We believe that the new 2018 Subaru BRZ will be in the showrooms later in 2017, perhaps as late as September.

2018 Subaru BRZ release date: late 2017

2018 Subaru BRZ Price

Subaru have released no information at all regarding the price of the new model, but given the money they have invested, we know that the prices will have to increase over the existing model. The current model starts at around $25,500, so we’d guess a price in the region of $27,000 for the new model.

2018 Subaru BRZ video

2018 Subaru BRZ Redesign and changes

Starting under the hood, we know that Subaru have updated the engine. It’s still the same 2.0 liter Boxer unit, but with new valves, camshaft and redesigned cylinder heads, this means a slight power increase up to 205 BHP and 156 lb/ft of torque. Admittedly, this isn’t that powerful, but it means it’s sporty-ish. Couple that to a lower final drive ratio and the 0 – 60 MPH time also gets reduced slightly.

The suspension and handling have also had an upgrade thanks to updated coil springs and dampers, a larger rear stabilizer bar and reinforced chassis; we expect the improvements to be very noticeable. However, there are options for further upgrades, including Brembo brake calipers, larger rotors and SACHS performance shock absorbers.

2018 Subaru BRZ Interior

Inside the cabin, we’ll see a new 4.2” LCD multifunction display unit fitted near the tacho, it will display the lateral G force, accelerator pedal position, braking force, steering angle, oil & water temperatures, battery volts and an integrated stopwatch (for timing those laps!). For the first time ever, there will also be infotainment control buttons on the steering wheel.

Other than that, we’ll see new sports wheels, an updated front fascia, LED lighting (both front and rear) and a slightly redesigned rear garnish, just to update the overall look of the new model.
As we say, given that Subaru sell so few of these models, they have invested quite a lot of money to ensure that the BRZ will continue on as a sporty vehicle that fulfils a certain niche.

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.9
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.4

The new 2018 BRZ will receive only a minor changes which lead to a little increase to performance.

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