Subaru BRZ Roadster might hit the market in 2013 image

A Roadster version of the Subaru BRZ sports car is expected to hit the market sometimes in 2013.

The fact that the Japanese based automaker Subaru is working on a convertible version of the BRZ is no longer a surprise but while initial rumors were saying that we have to wait a few years for the BRZ Roadster to hit the market, the guys at Automotive News are now announcing that the model might make its way onto the market sometimes next year.

According to our source, the drop-top version of the BRZ is expected to come for the 2014 model year, which means that in 2013 we will most likely see it on the roads. Besides the convertible version of the Subaru BRZ, the source mentioned above is also talking about a refreshed version of the model, which is expected to debut in 2015.

As a quick reminder, the Subaru BRZ is available in two trim levels, the SE and the SE Lux, and the base version is getting standard features like the push-button start, dual-zone air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, electrically folding mirrors, leather gearlever, leather handbrake, ESP, iPod connectivity, six-speaker steror system, torque-sensing limited slip differential and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Power to the Subaru BRZ is provided by the same engine found on the Toyota GT 86 and on the Scion FR-S, the Subaru developed 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit, which is producing a total output of 197 BHP, sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission in standard or through a six-speed automatic, available as an option.