The Subaru BRZ is a grant tourer (GT) sports car, which was launched in 2012. This is the result of Subaru-Toyota joint venture and they share this car with different names in different regions. The Subaru BRZ is named as Toyota 86 in some of the countries while it is also on sale with Scion FR-S in North American region including US and Canada. This car has a 2+2 concept interior and this implies that the rear passengers would hardly find a place for their legs and knees. The Boxer engine fitted under the hood is a well managed machine, which has been the key forte of Subaru.
The automaker has crafted this car to deliver exceptional on road performance. The engine assembly is also mounted at a low height and the vehicle keeps going in a good responsive flow. The 2.0 liter DOHC based 4-cylinder Boxer engine makes a lot of sense under the hood, as it is responsive and negotiates flawlessly with the frequent shifts and twisty ways. The power generated by the engine is 200 PS at 7000 rpm and the torque getting charged at the same time is 205 Nm between 6400 rpm to 6600 rpm. In just 7.6 seconds, this car can reach the 100 kmph mark from rest. On an average, this vehicle can generate a mileage of approximately 11.5 kmpl.
This vehicle has an aerodynamic body structure featuring several sporty cosmetics all round. The headlights and body corners at the front may bring a spark of Porsche, but its grille gives it a distinctive look. At the rear, the fastback roof slides to the boot while ending up to the exquisite tail housing. The BRZ has good dimensions from all the ends, as it measures 4240 mm in length, 1775mm in width and 1425 mm in overall height. The long wheelbase of 2570 mm makes space for the driver's stretching area in the cabin. This vehicle gets 17 inch alloy wheels that enhances the appeal with their 215/45 R17 tyre build.
The generous front seats of this vehicle have compromised with the rear passenger's comfort. The boot volume can hold 243 liters of cargo. At the first row, the driver will get the most of comfort wherein, the equipments are arranged in the within the reach. The company has limited the music system to a touch screen display, which can play from USB, Aux, satellite radio and Bluetooth connection. The buttons for other actions including climate control, sports mode, etc are structured in strong plastic material. These driver targeted interiors are plush to the quality and they feel premium. However, the steering wheel is kept void of the audio controls making it a con for the car.
Playing with this car on corners and twists is a good job and worthwhile. The tyre grip is not the best in the category and may feel sluggish at times. The crash test reports from various crash test agencies have given it an average of 4 stars and shows good signs of safety. Moreover, the standard aspects fed into this car include anti lock braking systems, brake assist system, electronic brake force distribution, vehicle dynamic control, front-side-curtain airbags and engine immobilizer.
The company has grown this concept with the giants like Toyota and the resultant car is a commendable machine. The Subaru's Boxer engine is a great player and the equipment level of the car is basic yet attractive. The issue which must be resolved includes the lag in power, the vehicle's grip over the roads and the cabin equipments.