2017 Subaru BRZ Facelift Leaked On The Web

It seems the wait for Subaru’s facelifted 2017 BRZ ended before it even began, thanks to these ‘insider’ photos that originally appeared on Facebook before being hastily removed.

Fortunately for us, the guys over at ft86club were able to share them on the forum, revealing the changes being planned for the sister model to the 2017 Toyota GT 86 that that replaces the 2016 Scion FR-S in North America.

One thing to keep in mind is that the cars captured here could be pre-production versions of the 2017 BRZ and as such, may not incorporate all the upgrades we’ll see on the showroom models.

That said, there’s a black and white car depicted in the images, with the former wearing the same updated LED rear light fixtures, and from what we can tell, alloy wheel designs too, as the GT 86, but with what looks like the current, 2016 BRZ’s rear bumper.

Up front, there’s a re-profiled bumper with different air intakes and new headlamp fixtures that retain the current BRZ’s hook-shaped pattern adding LED turning signals, with the styling of both being loosely reminiscent of Subaru’s BRZ STI Performance Concept.

Inside, there’s an updated instrument panel with the tachometer now starting from a 90-degree angle and incorporating a single, instead of a split digital display, while the third gauge on the right that previously housed analog fuel and temperature readings getting a digital info screen.

The steering wheel is also new ditching the perforated leather section on the rim and gaining buttons for the infotainment system, new satin aluminum trim and enlarged paddle shifters for the automatic model. Aside from the new air-conditioning system knobs, there don’t seem to be any changes to the center console.

While Subaru did not include the 2017 BRZ in its list of New York Auto Show debuts, limiting the announcement to the all-new Impreza sedan and hatch, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see it in the Big Apple, unless they don’t won’t to steal Toyota’s thunder with their rebadged GT 86, in which case, it will probably be revealed later in the year.

H/T to Raphael from Autofilou!

2017 Subaru BRZ

2016 Subaru BRZ

2017 Toyota GT 86

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Nothing to help performance here. All just some styling tweaks albeit they look better than the GT86 facelift.
    Do not like stereo controls on the wheel. Very cheap looking.

  • Liam Paul

    wooped dodoah , they have ebay LED Tail lights, next !

  • Hobochicken

    It still has a nice big smile because it didn’t get the same front end treatment as the GT86 🙂

  • Gregory Cassanova

    I actually like the bumper and headlights more than the new 86

  • Matt

    Looks like all the changes were purchased off ebay… Tail lights, carbon fibre interior inserts, steering wheel controls, nav panel…

  • Six_Tymes

    I really like this newly updated brz and 86. But i cant get past is the dashboard. I dislike it a lot. and the steering wheel on both cars are lame also.

  • Perscitus

    I posted the same pics on the original article a few pages back 2 days ago…..
    http://www.carscoops.com/2016/03/facelifted-toyota-gt-86-convertible-is_19.html#comment-2580279241

  • Six Thousand Times

    Probably not a turbocharger in that cardboard box…

  • Braddo

    Still looks dated. I don’t think this car has ever looked current. . Same as the 86. And that interior! Reminds me of 1986.

  • ME

    The next generation Subaru BRZ is going to have all wheel driver, very sure of it as per my oracle. 🙂