Subaru BRZ tS debuts as brand’s first manual model with EyeSight ADAS suite

The United States (US) Subaru BRZ lineup has just welcomed a new variant. Known as the Subaru BRZ tS, it is the new top-of-the-line model of the BRZ family in the US.

Freshly debuted at Subiefest California, the Subaru BRZ tS features tS badges in its front grille, as well as its rear decklid. Its side view mirrors and roof-mounted shark fin antenna are also finished in the Crystal Black Silica colour. Fitted onto the BRZ tS are a set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.

Underpinning the sports car is a new suspension setup tuned by STI, alongside STI-tuned front and rear Hitachi dampers. The Subaru BRZ tS is equipped with a Brembo braking system, which features gold-painted 4-piston callipers at the front and 2-piston rear callipers at the back, together with larger pads and rotors.

Powering the Subaru BRZ tS is the same 2.4-litre Boxer engine as other second-generation BRZs, and is paired with a good-old 6-speed manual transmission. With power sent to the rear wheels only, together with Torsen limited-slip differential, its total output is rated at 228 hp and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm).

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Inside, the Subaru BRZ gets black upholstery, alongside exclusive tS contrasting blue stitchings. The blue stitchings can be found on the front seat bolsters, leather-wrapped steering wheel, shifter boot, and parking brake boot.

The front seats are also fitted with height-adjustable head restraints that feature a blue leather accent down the middle. Just in case the stitchings aren’t sporty enough, both the red starter button and the 7-inch digital instrument cluster feature the STI logo too.

Safety-wise, the Subaru BRZ tS is the first Subaru model with a manual transmission to be equipped with the brand’s EyeSight ADAS suite. This includes features such as adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking system, lane departure and sway warning, and lead vehicle start alert. Subaru of America has also mentioned that all 2024 Subaru BRZ models equipped with a manual transmission will also include EyeSight as standard.

The Subaru BRZ tS will be available across US Subaru retailers starting in the first quarter of 2024. Prices will also be announced at a later date.

Closer to home, the Subaru BRZ is available from RM229,245 (on-the-road, without insurance) onwards for the manual variant. The automatic variant, on the other hand, is available from RM239,245 onwards. However, only the automatic variant gets the EyeSight ADAS suite.

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