The wait is almost over.
After eight years of production, the reign of the current-generation Subaru BRZ has finally come to an end, with Subaru no longer accepting orders for its two-door sports coupe. This might come as sad news for Subaru fans, but the Japanese carmaker recently dropped the news that attendees of the 2020 Subiefest would get a sneak-peak of the all-new 2022 car. Subaru has been hard at work testing the new car, with spy videos showing the car being driven on the streets of Michigan near Toyota's research and development facility.
Subaru North America's website shows a camouflaged picture of the all-new BRZ with only a 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheel and a slither of the body on display. The caption on the page reads " The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ - World Premiere coming this Fall" but it is speculated that due to the pandemic, the debut will be moved to March 2021.
So far, only a heavily camouflaged car has been spotted featuring redesigned headlights and taillights, an integrated trunk spoiler, and an overall body shape that looks similar to the existing car, meaning Subaru has taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the 2022 BRZ.
Recent reports have revealed that the new BRZ is most likely to make use of Toyota's TNGA architecture due to its ability to underpin rear-wheel-drive powertrains. Subaru is expected to supply the powertrain for Toyota cars as it has in the past, which will be the turbocharged 2.4-liter that powers cars such as the Outback, Ascent, and Legacy. What this means is a power figure of 255 horsepower (a jump of 50 hp over the previous generation), and torque figures will also take a notable jump. Subaru is slowly but surely revealing more details about its highly anticipated sports car, and hopes are high for sales to open up next spring.