STI-tuned Subaru BRZ revealed, not coming to Australia

Subaru has revealed a new STI Sport version of its BRZ coupe with a range of cosmetic and mechanical enhancements, but it will only be available for the Japanese market.

“We do not have any news to share on this particular model [BRZ STI Sport], as it is a Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) model,” a spokesperson from Subaru Australia told CarExpert.

“We look forward to sharing more details about MY24 Subaru BRZ Australian specification very soon.”

The 2024 BRZ STI Sport gains the following equipment:

  • STI-tuned Hatachi Astemo SFRD front dampers
  • STI-tuned rear dampers
  • 18-inch high performance tyres
  • 18-inch aluminium wheels in a dark metallic finish
  • 17-inch front and rear ventilated disc brakes with available gold calipers
  • BRZ cherry red letter mark on LED headlights
  • Electronic remote control door mirrors with Crystal Black Silica finish
  • Roof antenna with Crystal Black Silica finish
  • STI emblem front and rear
  • BOXER meter with Bordeaux ring decoration and STI logo included
  • Ultra Suede genuine leather seats in black/Bordeaux with red stitching and black accents and STI logo
  • Dark Cast metallic decoration around the gear shift
  • Dark Cast metallic heater control dial and switch
  • Start button with STI logo and red decoration

The BRZ STI Sport will be available with both a manual and automatic transmission.

Customers have the choice of seven colour options including WR Blue Pearl, Sapphire Blue Pearl, Ignition Red, Crystal Black Silica, Magnetite Grey metallic, Ice Silver Metallic and Crystal White Pearl.

Pricing starts from ¥3,420,000 (A$35,960) before on-road costs and taxes for the manual and ¥3,470,000 (A$36,476) before on-road costs and taxes for the automatic.

Subaru Japan has outlined other changes for the BRZ for the 2024 model year, including ‘optimised’ Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and a new tyre pattern for models equipped with R-grade 17-inch tyres.

While Subaru Australia hasn’t fully detailed the local 2024 BRZ range, it confirmed earlier this year the manual BRZ will gain Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite.

In June 2023, Subaru Australia confirmed the manual BRZ will gain Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite.

This will see three-pedal BRZs gain features previously exclusive to automatic models, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

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