All-new Subaru BRZ revealed!
Ah yes! There will be its twin sibling from Toyota showing its face in some time.
2020 has been the year of some great reveals. From the revival of the Ford Bronco and LR Defender to the successors of long-served cars such as the 370Z and the Ghost, it has been (well, sort of) an eventful year for brands otherwise grappling with the abyss.
As this year is about to end, we can confirm something revelling and great coming our way if not what we wish vanishes at the earliest. It's the all-new Subaru BRZ, once again coming as a fruition of the joint-venture between Toyota and Subaru after a long hiatus. It has been revealed today and looks smashing. The car retains its coupe roofline and stubby proportions to allow enough probability to one for guessing it nothing else other than the BRZ. However, the rest of the car is certainly 'all-new.' For starters, it gets a wide-grinned grille similar to the Ferrari Portofino and conical fog lamp housings to increase its presence. The headlamps are svelte in appearance with a minusucle kink at the centre. Other hallmarks incorporate air outlets near the doors and muscular flared fenders at the rear for a sporty stance. In case you have a close obsession with Opel/Vauxhall, you might be reminded of the Insignia sedan which used to have similar looking taillights. That said, the raised boot periphery apparently reminiscing a spoiler and black-cladding for the diffuser work well not to mention the chrome-tipped exhausts on either sides.
If the exterior is anything but spectacular for you, the interior has several hallmarks and looks modern as it finally gets to brag about a 7" digital instrument cluster bidding sayonara to the analog dials. But more than anything else, you would love to drool at the 6-speed manual tranny. Who says it is the end for manual gearboxes? An 8-inch digital infotainment system takes centrestage. Attention to detail comes in the form of aluminium-garnishing on the centre console, gearbox, AC vents and the pedals. The toggle switches and alcantara coverings on the door pads and seats is another noteworthy addition. However, unlike most cars, there is no leather covering for the dash.
Under the hood, lies a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder boxer engine that pumps out a healthy 228 hp and 249 Nm of torque. In case you aren't delighted by the manual gearbox, there will also be a 6-speed auto as an option. However, there will be no all-wheel drive layout to rejoice.
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