UK: Subaru BRZ to start at GBP26,000 image

Subaru has recently announced the starting price of the new BRZ sports car in the United Kingdom, which has been set at 26,000 GBP.

After the new Japanese sports car developed with Toyota has been launched in several markets already, Subaru has decided that time has come to announce its price in the UK, even if its sales will start in May. According to the car manufacturer, the UK Subaru BRZ will be offered in three trim levels, including a track-day special. The top of the line version will come with features such as LED daytime running lights, front, side and curtain airbags, torque-sensing limited slip differential, cruise control, leather seats, climate control, MP3 player connectivity and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Besides this top version, Subaru says that two more variants of the BRZ will join the UK lineup later this year and both of them will be priced at less than 26,000 GBP. All the Subaru BRZ models are powered by the 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which is developing a total output of 197 BHP. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic, with paddle shifters, will also be available but as an option.

All the UK Subaru BRZ versions will come with the ETCo (Everything Taken Care of) aftersales package, which includes a monthly wash, minor dent and scratch repairs, first MOT cover and service collection and delivery and also an annual full valet.

In other words, the Toyota GT 86, the “sister car” of the Subaru BRZ, will have a starting price of GBP24,999 in the United Kingdom. The model is expected to be launched at the same time with the BRZ. Full specifications of the Toyota GT 86 will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.