2011 Tokyo Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Subaru's companion to the Toyota 86, the 2013 BRZ, has been unveiled ahead of its official Tokyo auto show debut.
- The BRZ has been teased and previewed in concept form at several auto shows this year.
- The BRZ goes on sale next spring in the U.S.
TOKYO — The 2013 Subaru BRZ, the companion to the Toyota 86 sport coupe, has been unveiled ahead of its official 2011 Tokyo Auto Show debut.
The BRZ has been teased and previewed in concept form at several auto shows this year, including Geneva (as the BRZ Prologue) and Los Angeles (as the BRZ Concept STI). A so-called "technology concept" was presented in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Slated to go on sale next spring in the U.S., the BRZ was jointly developed with the rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86, which will be marketed in the U.S. as the Scion FR-S.
Both cars share a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter direct-injection boxer four-cylinder engine that makes 197 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, and can be ordered with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Subaru said the production BRZ will weigh 2,689 pounds and will ride on 215/45R17 tires. Suspension is via struts in front and double wishbones in the rear.
In the Japanese market, it will feature 2+2 seating. The cockpit houses a digital speedo in the center of the gauge cluster, as well as a smaller-than-usual sport steering wheel that comes with paddle shifters on cars equipped with an automatic transmission.
Edmunds.com says: So much anticipation. Is it the car enthusiasts have been waiting for?