Motor Image Malaysia, the authorised distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, has just officially launched the facelifted Subaru BRZ in Malaysia and to the delight of enthusiasts, the Toyota GT 86’s twin can finally be had with a manual transmission alongside the automatic variant!

The facelift exercise brings aesthetic enhancements inside and out as well as subtle suspension tweaks to the BRZ. Outside, the updated BRZ gets full LED headlamps with C-shaped LED daytime running lights, LED fog lamps, a new fender design, restyled dual exhaust outlets and 10-spoke 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels.


Name Subaru BRZ facelift 2.0 (MT) Subaru BRZ facelift 2.0 (AT)
Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder Boxer
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic
Max Power 197 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Max Torque 205 Nm @ 6,400 – 6,600 rpm
Price (OTR without insurance) RM224,389 RM230,749

The interior benefits from a new 4.2-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system, redesigned three-spoke steering wheel, new climate control knobs and Alcantara leather combination upholstery. Drivers will also be happy to know that the redesigned instrument cluster now offers better clarity.

Underneath the hood rests the same 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder Boxer engine pushing 197 hp and 205 Nm of torque. Drive is sent exclusively to the rear wheels either through a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Subaru claims the BRZ will return 7.8 L/100 km on the manual while the automatic consumes lesser fuel at 7.1 L/100 km.

Changes that goes skin deep include a larger stabiliser bar at the rear axle, strengthened chassis and revised suspension damping. All these gives the updated BRZ better control at high speed turns.

On the safety front, the BRZ comes equipped with seven airbags, Vehicle Dynamics Control and Hill Start Assist among others.

The facelifted Subaru BRZ can be had in three exterior shades – Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl and Pure Red. Motor Image is asking you to part with RM224k for the manual transmission and RM231k for the automatic, both on-the-road without insurance.


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