Published on August 24th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2017 Subaru BRZ Now Available in Malaysian Market
Motor Image Malaysia, the authorised distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, has officially launched the new Subaru BRZ.
Visuals-wise, improvements include stylish C-shaped lamps with fully LED headlamps for improved visibility and a more commanding on-the-road presence. The new fender design and twin-tail muffler grab attention, while 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with a 10-spoke design round off its sporty appearance.
In the cabin, comfort and performance are further enhanced with lowered seating and Alcantara inserts to maintain the position during cornering and high performance driving. Utility too has been well considered with foldable rear seats that provide space for a set of racing tyres or two golf bags.
The BRZ features the proven 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine that churns out 200 PS and a maximum torque of 205 Nm. Fuel efficiency is rated at 7.8 l/100 km for the six-speed manual transmission or 7.1 l / 100 km for the six-speed automatic gearbox.
The sports car-like weight distribution over the front and rear axles promotes better balance and manoeuvrability sans compromising on steering responsiveness and stability. Together with the rear-wheel drive configuration, the advanced Torsen limited-slip differential allows for more precise control over cornering, and to stay on the line during high-speed turns.
This is augmented by precise tuning of the fully independent suspension system which allows every bit of the BRZ’s agility and responsiveness to come to the fore.
The car’s safety features include Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Dynamics Control and front, front-side, curtain and knee SRS airbags. The 2017 model’s ring-shaped reinforced framing keep driver and passenger well protected.
The frame design strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design, bolstered by generous use of high-tensile steel, helps to dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. An array of electronic sensors monitor all aspects such as braking, steering and yaw sensors to ensure the driver stays in control throughout the drive.
The new Subaru BRZ is available in three colours: Crystal White Pearl, WR Blue Pearl and Pure Red. The OTR price inclusive of GST but without insurance is RM224,389 (manual) and RM230,749 (automatic).