2019 Subaru BRZ revealed for Japan


‘Partially improved’ sports car or truck gets minor tweaks in household marketplace, unconfirmed for Australia.

Subaru Japan has revealed a ‘partially improved’ 2019 BRZ for its domestic marketplace, with minor aerodynamic and suspension revisions. And of course, ‘partially improved’ is a immediate translation from Japanese.

Proven here in STI Activity trim, the current sporting activities automobile receives new ‘rear arch fins’ which the firm declare “suppress the turbulence of air at the rear of the physique to the rear wheel arch” (intellect you, this is translating the Japanese press launch), together with retuned dampers for improved handling.

Customers of the RA Racing variant supplied in Japan also get a revised roll cage and new seatbelt style and design – it is really the minor items, ideal?

The powertrain continues to be unchanged for 2019, meaning the normally-aspirated 2.-litre horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ motor is carried above.

Outputs proceed to be rated at 152kW and 212Nm for versions equipped with the 6-pace manual, when automated versions make 147kW and 205Nm.


Talking with CarAdvice, Subaru’s local division confirmed “insignificant” variations for the 2019 model yr are in the pipeline, nevertheless timing is even now to be confirmed.