At this stage, Subaru estimates first second generation BRZ will arrive in Australia during quarter four this year. And the local importer has introduced an online Register Your Interest section on

Subaru General Manager, Blair Read, said: “We’ve been staggered by the amount of interest in new BRZ. The level of dealer enquiry and calls to our own customer service centre indicates massive interest among sports car fans and we look forward to sharing more details closer to launch.”

He added: “We only have around 50 of the current generation BRZ left, and it’s likely there will be a gap in supply until the new model launches. So, it’s timely to alert customers that the new model is coming, and to register their interest if they’re keen to be among the first in line when deliveries begin.”

Specifications and pricing for Australia’s second generation BRZ are yet to be confirmed, but at last November’s global unveil, Subaru confirmed it will have engine capacity increased to 2.4 litres, delivering almost 18 per cent more torque than the superseded manual model and over 20 per cent more torque than the outgoing automatics have a revised Sport mode.

BRZ’s new body delivers approximately 60 per cent greater front lateral bending rigidity and approximately 50 percent more torsional stiffness. The stiffer body make for improved steering response, more nimble handling and better stability.

Those with an automatic transmission have Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology for the first time in a BRZ.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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