Subaru of America officially confirms: the next-generation Subaru BRZ will make its debut before the end of 2020.
Through an Instagram post, Subaru of America posted a teaser photo of its next-generation rear-wheel drive (RWD) sports car. Specifically, the Japanese automaker showcased its new alloy-wheel design. Interestingly, the all-new BRZ (and also the Toyota 86 as a result) features a side vent. Whether this is an actual vent or a mere aesthetic ornament is still unknown at this point.
The current BRZ, it’s powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed boxer engine that produces 200 hp and 205 Nm of torque, which also powers the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. While we think that the power is perfectly sufficient for this kind of vehicle, any form of performance improvement is a welcome change in our book. Most news outlets around the world speculate that the next-generation Subaru BRZ (and Toyota 86) will utilize a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed boxer gasoline engine. Whether that will be a non-turbo or a turbo version that’s also found in the Ascent three-row SUV is still unknown at this point. Transmission choices are also unknown, though we expect that it’ll still use a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Subaru also hasn’t announced whether the all-new BRZ/86 will use the all-new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) or all-new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which means there’s a solid chance that the next-generation model will use a heavily revised version of the current BRZ/86’s RWD platform.
We don’t have to wait any longer for us to see what the next-generation Subaru BRZ will look like as the all-new sports car is expected to make its debut in the fall of 2020.