Subaru unveiled the 2019 BRZ in Japan earlier this week and now the company is following up by introducing the US-spec model.
Costing $200 more than last year’s model, the entry-level BRZ Premium starts at $25,795 and largely carries over. However, the coupe has been equipped with dual USB ports and a “rear wheel opening arch fin to enhance aerodynamic stability.”
Since the changes are minor, the BRZ Premium continues to have LED headlights and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the car comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system and 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system.
The mid-level BRZ Limited starts at $28,645 and the model now comes equipped with an updated 7.0-inch infotainment system which offers over-the-air updates via Wi-Fi. The infotainment system also has a couple of new features including a “Sports Flash” which provides updates about your favorite teams. There’s also a “Tune Mix” function which “mixes songs from music channels stored as presets.”
Carryover items include a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a push-button ignition and Alcantara front seats with leather bolsters. Other highlights include LED fog lights, a security system and a 4.2-inch color display in the instrument cluster which shows performance-related information.
The big news for 2019 is the addition of the BRZ Series.Gray special edition. Based on the BRZ Limited, the model has a Cool Gray Khaki exterior with Crystal Black Silica mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels with a black finish.
Interior changes are modest, but include a frameless rearview mirror and Grand Luxe accents with red contrast stitching.
While the changes are small, the model comes standard with the Performance Package which is a $1,195 option on the BRZ Limited. It includes a Brembo braking system, SACHS shock absorbers and the aforementioned wheels.
The BRZ Series.Gray starts at $30,140 and production will be limited to 250 units.
Unsurprisingly, the car’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine carries over and continues to produce up to 205 hp (152 kW / 207 hp) and 156 lb-ft (211 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.