2016 Subaru BRZ release date, specs, price

Despite of many rumors about big redesign for the 2016 Subaru BRZ, the model will, most likely, receive only some minor adjustments and changes. This version of BRZ model was introduced back in 2013, and 2016 model year will be fourth year of its production cycle. Big redesign will be a big surprise too, since the Japanese producer usually changes their models after at least five years. However, according to what we know, this is what we can expect from the 2016 Subaru BRZ:

2016 Subaru BRZ Front

2016 Subaru BRZ changes

Latest news form renowned car reporters revealed what we already predicted. New BRZ will come for 2017 model year, or even 2018. At worst case scenario BRZ will come practically the same. Changes in this case may include new interior trim, additional exterior paint as well as feature upgrades. However, since the 2016 Subaru BRZ is one of the most-talked about vehicles, it could mean second option. Second option includes more intensive changes. In this case, BRZ would get small exterior revision, both front and rear. This means reshaped headlights, new grill, redesigned taillights, bumpers and fog lights. This practically means a mid-cycle facelift, which some reliable sources indicated earlier on this year.

On the inside, it could receive some upgrade of the materials, and usual feature shuffle and addition or removal of some.

2016 Subaru BRZ Interior

2016 Subaru BRZ engine and mpg

The engine of the model will stay the same. New Subaru BRZ will be run by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine. This unit currently produces 200 hp and 151 pound-feet of torque, while its output rates could be slightly boosted for upcoming model year. The power will be transmitted to rear wheels via either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

If things under the hood remain the same, new BRZ will deliver same mpg rates as previous model. This means it will be able to deliver 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined with manual transmission. With automatic, it returns 25/34/28 mpg city/highway/combined.

2016 Subaru BRZ Rear

2016 Subaru BRZ competition

Subaru BRZ is faced with some serious rivals from its segment. Those include Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z, Ford Focus ST and Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

2016 Subaru BRZ price and release

Release date of the model is not revealed yet by its officials. However, the experts sat that model could be expected during this fall. Pricing specs will be revealed as we close to its release, but there will not be major differences compared to the price of current BRZ, which starts around $26,000.

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