A speedy little sports car within an achievable budget – that is what Subaru’s BRZ is known for. Reports of the car going into demise may have rocked the Japanese car makers but are willing to take the plunge and launch a new model to its collection with hope of making it work. And that is where 2018 Subaru BRZ comes into play. Ready to take on the likes of similar or higher priced cars like Mazda MX-5 and Hyundai Genesis, BRZ will be an eye catcher.
Powertrain of 2018 Subaru BRZ
A 2.0 L flat four cylinder engine with an improved air filtration system and 3 mm larger pipes helps gain 5 HP and 5 lb-ft from its previous version. That brings its capability to 205 hp and a torque of 156 lb-ft.
An option between a 6 speed automatic and 6-speed manual may come for Subaru BRZ 2018. Top speed of this car two door car is 139 mph while it achieves 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. It is set to carry on with its rear wheel drive as it has been from its birth. EPA rating for fuel consumption is 22 mpg for cities while it is 30 mpg on highways.
2018 BRZ Redesign
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a bit longer than its previous model. Due to more use of aluminium and carbon fibre, the vehicle will get lighter from its predecessors too. Aerodynamics have been improved too while aggressive redesigning has gone into new headlamps and tail lights. 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels are to be provided with this sports car. However, a convertible version is yet to be confirmed. Executives reckon the car would need to be bigger for a soft top, but that would make it less sporty which Subaru is not willing to compromise.
Interior of Subaru BRZ 2018 are not expected to undergo too many changes. The 2017 model came with a lot of great features and those are set to continue with the odd upgrade here and there. The inside styling is going to be as extravagant as expected. Seats will be covered with top notch cowhide. A combination of top quality plastic and lacquered wood may be put to usage for the cabin lining and door insides.
The higher end premium versions of 2018 Subaru BRZ are expected to have some wonderful features. An 8 speaker audio system and Sirius satellite HD radio, for example, will come with the more expensive models. A telescopic, leather covered steering wheel and a navigation system is expected in all versions, though. If you are willing to shell out more money, seats covered in Alcantara along with heating systems are also on offer.
Release Date and Price
According to market experts, 2018 Subaru BRZ is expected to hit the showrooms by the first quarter of 2018. Price is set to be within the range of $26,490 to $30,285. Keeping it within the reachable budget and cheaper than its competitors is how Subaru will keep its sports car coupe popular.