Subaru has introduced the special edition version of its 2015 BRZ called the Series.Blue. Limited to just 1000 units, this special edition sports car gets better aerodynamic properties including new black STI front, side and side-rear under spoilers, underbody panels, new larger stainless steel exhaust tips and a new shark fin antenna. The 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue sells for $29,490 with a destination charge of $795. [MW]
The all new 2015 Subaru Outback has just been showcased at this year’s New York Auto Show. Dubbed as the world’s first Sport Utility Wagon, this fifth generation of the Subaru Outback is offered in two different engine options including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer unit with 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6-liter six-pot unit with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The car also comes standard with the Lineartronic CVT transmission and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The 2015 Subaru Outback is scheduled to hit US dealerships this summer. [Autoevolution]
Subaru has unveiled the all new 2014 Subaru WRX STI. This sports sedan is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder ‘boxer’ petrol engine (w/ a six-speed manual transmission) that generates 227kW at 6000rpm and 392Nm at 4000rpm. In terms of performance, this powerful sedan can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds. [Car Advice]
Subaru hits back by showcasing their newest seven-seater crossover at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Crossover 7 concept, this all-wheel drive vehicle is equipped with a 2.5-liter boxer engine that is mated to a Lineartronic CTV. Subaru hasn’t mentioned whether or not the Crossover 7 will be put into production. [Autoevolution]
Subaru has unleashed another limited edition car in Japan namely the BRZ tS. Limited to just 500 units, the BRZ tS comes with a front add-on spoiler, STI rear suspension link with pillow ball bush, a Brembo brake kit, reworked coil springs and shock absorbers, and a set of 18″ silver STI-designed wheels. As for the interior, it comes with aluminum side sills, Alcantara applications and new front seats. Underneath, the BRZ tS is equipped with a 2.0-liter boxer engine that outputs 200HP and 205Nm of torque. [AR]
Subaru BRZ came out in 2012 and went down well with pretty with all sports car fans. In fact, let’s not downplay the car’s fortune: BRZ was an astounding success, to the point it was named ‘Best of 2013’ at the Cars.com awards and proved to be a massive success on online retailers like Car Sales. Yet Subaru decided to bring in a substitute for it. Hitting Japanese stores from spring this year, the 2014 BRZ is ready to take over.
Why change so early, one would ask? The answer is pretty straightforward. Being a car based upon performance, the BRZ will see its engine move up a gear: according to Motor Authority, the engine mounted on the brand new 2014 version will reach 230 bhp, up from the previous 197. And this alone would be enough to fire up the dreams of all the speed demons out there. Yet the improvements don’t stop here: the 18-inch alloy wheels will mount wider tires, while four piston STi brakes will also be implemented. It seems pretty safe to say now that, other than adding power to a previous model, Subaru is aiming at making control even smoother. Among the secondary tweaks, the cabin will see its seats become more comfortable.
The only bad news for the most demanding is that the BRZ won’t support a turbocharger or four-wheel drive. Yet it’s quite likely that the sheer amount of power under the bonnet will be enough to make you forget about them as you drive. Rumour has it that the 2014 Subaru BRZ will start at around £27,000 in the UK, a quite reasonable price for such a sensible boost in performance.