The all-new Subaru BRZ was today launched, priced at RM224,389 for manual transmission and RM230,749 for automatic transmission, OTR without insurance.
Under the hood is a 2.0-litre DOHC Subaru boxer engine which generates 197hp and 205Nm peak torque, mated to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The new BRZ features a low centre of gravity, light and responsive steering, and a driver-focused cockpit, while the sports car-like weight distribution over the front and rear axles promotes better balance and manoeuvrability without compromising on steering responsiveness and stability.
Together with the rear-wheel drive configuration, the advanced Torsen limited-slip differential allows for more precise control over cornering, and to stay on the line during high-speed turns.
Drivers can also engage the Subaru BRZ’s TRACK mode that provides different driving modes for normal and sporty driving, allowing greater driving flexibility depending on road conditions and individual preferences.
Design improvements include C-shaped lamps with fully powered LED headlamps, new fender design, twin-tail muffler and 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with a distinctive 10-spoke design.
Safety-wise, the BRZ is equipped with Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Dynamics Control and front, front-side, curtain and knee SRS airbags, among others, while the 2017 model’s ring-shaped reinforced framing keeps driver and passenger well protected.
The frame design strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor.
This design, bolstered by generous use of high-tensile steel, helps to dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision and an array of electronic sensors monitor all aspects such as braking, steering and yaw sensors to ensure the driver stays in control throughout the drive.
It is available in three colours – Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl and Pure Red.