The 2018 Subaru BRZ will make its debut in the near future. Apparently, the BRZ is the only car model in the brand’s coupe line-up with a standard rear-wheel drive system. The car is quite similar to Toyota 86, sharing the same exterior design platform as well as powertrain. However, there is some slight tweaking that differentiates this two models. The Subaru BRZ received a refresh last year, therefore, we are expecting the new model to remain unchanged in most aspects.
The Subaru implemented a lot of changes for the 2017 Subaru BRZ model though it is not a surprise that there is already new model awaiting its release in the near future. Also, the Subaru is among the top sellers in the coupe market segment. It is estimated that Subaru sells approximately 500,000 car models annually in the US, including thousands of BRZ. The automaker is probably going to maintain the Premium and Limited trim levels with the latter featuring performance package.
2018 Subaru BRZ – Remarkable Design
As stated above, the new 2018 Subaru BRZ will receive few changes as far as the exterior design is concerned. However, prepare new fronts fascia with elegant LED headlights and tail light modules. The new chassis gets a lighter design featuring aluminum materials and high strength steel. Apart from providing a stiff stability, the platform promotes better fuel economy and aerodynamic power. You should also get ready for rear garnish and updated coil springs as well as new dampers. Other improvements on the chassis include transmission cross-member plate and strut tower braces. The car’s rigidity is expected to increase with the introduction of larger rear wheel housings. The 2018 Subaru BRZ sports better handling, thanks to the raised stability control system. The performance package adds Brembo brakes,
Other improvements on the chassis include transmission cross-member plate and strut tower braces. The car’s rigidity is expected to increase with the introduction of larger rear wheel housings. The Subaru BRZ 2018 sports better handling, thanks to the raised stability control system. Its performance package adds Brembo brakes, such dampers, and grayish 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
Comfortable and Classy Interior
The 2018 Subaru BRZ presents a comfortable and classy cabin with the latest infotainment features. A modern steering wheel infotainment controls will be carried over from the current model featuring a 6.2-inch LCD multi-function display. Furthermore, the 2018 Subaru BRZ boasts of heavily bolstered sport seats with fine leather upholstery. Moreover, the vehicle gets an older version of the Subaru’s multimedia system with the conventional audio system featuring AM/FM satellite radio, CD/MP/MP4 player, USB port interface and Bluetooth connectivity and Starlink app feature. Among the standard interior equipment include premium air conditioning system, satellite navigation system, automatic climate control, smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Engine and Gearbox
There is still no official powertrain details from the manufacturer about 2018 Subaru BRZ engine. However, we are expecting a 2.0-liter inline four engine capable of delivering up to about 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired to a standard 6-speed manual transmission though the performance package should offer an optional six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2018 Subaru BRZ gets all-wheel drive configuration.
Availability and Affordability
Finally, the 2o18 Subaru BRZ will probably enter the market by the end of this year, or most likely at the start of next year. It will be priced starting from around $26, 500.