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Price drop for updated 2017 Subaru BRZ

By David Bonnici, 01 Nov 2016 Car News

Subaru BRZ

Subaru drops the price of its updated BRZ sports coupe - despite a host of new features - in the hope of turning around flagging sales.

At the risk of sounding like Subaru’s PR machine, there’s never been a better time to buy a Subaru BRZ sports coupe.

The facelifted 2017 Subaru BRZ is now available with new tech, improved ride and a considerable price reduction.

Subaru BRZ

As revealed in August, the manual variant also receives a slight power and torque boost through changes to the exhaust system resulting in reduced pressure loss which pushes output up from 147kW/205Nm to 152kW/212Nm.

The six-speed manual transmission variant will now retail for $1230 less at $32,990 and the six-speed auto will set you back $1735 less at $34,990.

Both variants have received tweaks to the chassis and floorpan for extra rigidity and revisions to the suspension’s struts, shocks and springs to enhance stability and comfort.

Subaru BRZ

Visual changes include a wider and lower bumper design, new LED head- and tail-lights and redesigned 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.

The interior gains enhanced instrumentation featuring a 4.2-inch colour LCD display, new steering wheel with in-built control switches, and optional cabin upgrades including red stitching and BRZ-embossed front seats.

Technical upgrades include an additional ‘Track mode’ added to the Vehicle Dynamics Control, hill start assist and upgraded infotainment with a 6.2-inch touchscreen.

Subaru BRZ interior

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Colin Christie, said the 2017 upgrade is a result of “our strong relationship with the factory … that’s reflected in the volume of showroom interest since we teased the specification upgrades in August”.

The 2017 Subaru BRZ is available to buy now ahead of cars arriving in showrooms towards the end of November.