Official: Subaru BRZ confirmed for Australia

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Subaru BRZ

Last week we reported on the strong rumour that the rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ would be joining its Toybaru cousin in Australia. Now, Subaru has made it official by announcing their plans to abandon their all-wheel drive only model philosophy and import the sports car.

No pricing or timelines have been announced just yet, but Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, explains the reasons for their decision, “the passion and persuasion of the FHI engineers involved in the project was telling. They have poured their DNA into this car, so it drives like a Subaru.

“Dealers have been astonished at the level of interest. Indeed the first BRZ has already been sold in Adelaide, despite no pricing or specification being released.”

You can read the full statement from Subaru Australia after the break.

Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

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Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: We have been an exclusively All-Wheel Drive car company since 1997, so the decision to import the Subaru BRZ was not taken lightly.

“However, several factors swayed our decision – the passion and persuasion of the FHI engineers involved in the project was telling.

“They have poured their DNA into this car, so it drives like a Subaru. And because it is built in our spiritual home in Gunma prefecture, it has to be a Subaru.

“It’s a driver’s car, so is in keeping with our fun to drive philosophy.

“Secondly, the testing and development we have undertaken for the Australian market has left me in no doubt that this is a Subaru specifically for our unique Australian conditions.

“Thirdly, we have been overwhelmed by the response to the BRZ since its unveiling in Tokyo. People have been pleading for us to bring the BRZ into the country.

“Dealers have been astonished at the level of interest. Indeed the first BRZ has already been sold in Adelaide, despite no pricing or specification being released.”

Australian pricing and specification are yet to be confirmed.