An all-new Subaru BRZ isn't far away.
The Subaru BRZ and its Toyota 86 twin have been around for quite some time. A few weeks ago, we heard that Subaru had stopped accepting orders for the current BRZ, and we hoped that we'd see a new 2021 Subaru BRZ next year. Well, that now looks to be the case.
A user by the name of St00k on GR86.Org shared a fuzzy shot of Subaru's future product lineup for the next couple of years and the internal document confirms that the new BRZ will go into production in the spring of 2021. That's great news for fans of Japanese sporty coupes who can't stretch to a new Supra.
Although it's expected to be similar in size to the current model, the new BRZ should receive a welcome power hike. The current version makes do with a willing but ultimately underpowered naturally aspirated 2.0-liter mill that makes a maximum of 205 horsepower and only 156 lb-ft of torque. We expect the new one to use a more powerful 2.4-liter engine; in the Legacy, this turbocharged unit delivers a much more impressive 260 hp and 277 lb-ft.
With a new BRZ close, chances are good that the new Toyota 86 can't be too far behind, although Toyota will have to price it carefully so that it doesn't encroach on the base Supra GR, which now has a four-cylinder mill. The new Toyota 86 has already been spied testing, giving us a first hint of what it - and the new BRZ - may look like.
What else can we expect from Subaru based on this latest leak? Well, an all-new WRX looks to be in the cards for the fall of 2021. Curiously, this is before the early 2023 arrival of the new Impreza. The high-performance WRX STI is slated for an arrival in the fall of 2022.
Notably, the spring of 2022 should see the arrival of Subaru's EV which we know is being developed with Toyota. It is likely to be an SUV using the Evoltis name and with a range of over 300 miles. Before all of this, Wilderness Editions of the Forester and Outback are expected in spring 2021. Finally, along with the new Impreza, the new Crosstrek is slated to arrive in early 2023.