Subaru Malaysia (Motor Image) has announced the availability of the 2017 BRZ at a starting price of RM224,389. The 2017 version of the Subaru BRZ continues to reflect the Brand’s sports car purity, along with elements like low center of gravity, lightweight, responsive steering and driver-focused cockpit.
In looks, the 2017 BRZ gets an integral update that features the model’s iconic form and the aerodynamic factor. Improvements include C-shaped lights for a more stylish look with fully powered LED headlights for improved visibility and a more commanding on-the-road presence.
The new fender design and twin-tail muffler grab attention while clearly reflecting the performance potential of the 2017 Subaru BRZ. Rounding off its sporty appearance is the 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with a distinctive 10-spoke design. The wheels provide a more sophisticated and sportier look while enhancing handling characteristics.
As a sports car yet suitable for daily commute, the 2017 BRZ boasts an interior to match the impressionable exterior. Comfort and performance are further enhanced with lowered seating and Alcantara inserts to maintain the driver’s position during cornering and high performance driving. Utility, too, has been well considered with foldable rear seats that provide space for a set of racing tyres or two golf bags. The polished interior feel is rounded off with an exquisitely designed instrument panel.
Featuring the much vaunted high-output 2.0-liter, DOHC SUBARU BOXER Engine (that concentrates the 2017 BRZ’s mass to a point just 460mm above ground), the new and improved Subaru BRZ is uniquely low and compact. Laid out symmetrically, the BOXER engine puts the crankshaft perfectly in line with the drive-shaft.
The engine churns out a maximum torque of 205 Nm and a maximum output of 200PS, while staying fuel efficient at 7.8l /100km (6-speed manual transmission) or 7.1l / 100km (6-speed auto transmission). With a high redline and a flat torque curve, the BOXER engine will accelerate your daily drive to new heights of pleasure and enjoyment.
In addition, the sports car-like weight distribution over the front and rear axles promotes better balance and manoeuvrability sans 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. This is augmented by precise tuning of the fully independent suspension system which allows every bit of the Subaru BRZ’s agility and responsiveness to come to the fore.
Drivers can also engage the Subaru BRZ’s Track mode that provides different driving modes, catering to normal and sporty driving. This allows for greater driving flexibility depending on road conditions and individual preferences, thereby unleashing the full potential and capabilities of the BRZ’s rear wheel drive setup.
The car’s safety features include (but are not limited to) Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Dynamics Control and front, front-side, curtain and knee SRS airbags. The 2017 model’s ring-shaped reinforced framing keep driver and passenger well protected. Furthermore, 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. Lastly, 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.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is available in three colors: Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl and Pure Red. The OTR price inclusive of GST but without insurance is RM224,389 (manual transmission) and RM230,749 (automatic transmission).