The facelifted version of the 2017 Subaru BRZ has been revealed ahead of its Australian debut in November.
Featuring the same upgrades and cosmetic tweaks as its identical twin, the Toyota 86, The manual version of the 2017 Subaru BRZ will benefit from a slight power increase from 147kW to 152kW and 205Nm to 212Nm, while the less-engaging six speed automatic will retain the old power figures.
The relatively unchanged power figures still leave a big question mark over the future of the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 Twins. With the potential to cannibalise sales of the upcoming Toyota Supra, it looks as though the Toyota 86 will never receive the addition of a turbocharger, the future of the BRZ remains less certain, with the potential to wedge the engine from the WRX into the small coupe.
More than just a new set of headlights and subtle cosmetic tweaks, the 2017 Subaru BRZ coupe will benefit from a number of changes from its predecessor including an improved suspension setup, refined and improved cabin space and an improved infotainment unit to keep the four-year old coupe looking modern.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ will feature a 6.2-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth and voice control functionality. Like the Toyota 86, the Subaru BRZ will also receive a smaller, sportier steering wheel and a 4.2-inch screen to the right of the tacho for accurate speed reading.
Subaru are yet to confirm pricing of the 2017 Subaru BRZ, with the Japanese manufacturer confirming it would corroborate pricing closer to the November launch of the updated BRZ.