With the Toyota 86 officially launching next week, Motor Image Pilipinas has already begun pre-selling their version of the acclaimed rear-wheel drive sports car. So, how much is the BRZ worth in Philippine Pesos? Well, if you're expecting a hefty discount versus the 86, you'll be disappointed. The Subaru BRZ is currently pre-selling for P 2,200,000 with deliveries starting 4th quarter of 2012.
However, the differentiating factor between the BRZ and its 86 cousin is the specs. The BRZ is expected to be better loaded, if just a tad. Preliminary specs include:
- HID headlights with auto-leveling function
- LED daytime running lights
- LED brake lights
- Front/rear fog lights
- Dual exhaust
- Rear spoiler
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Three-spoke leather steering wheel with red stitching
- Multi-information display instrument cluster with shift-up indicator
- Paddle shifters
- In-dash audio system with CD/MP3/USB/Aux with Bluetooth with 6 speakers
- GPS navigation system
- Dual zone climate control
- Alcantara leather seats with front sport buckets
The safety features are of the usual array including: vented disc brakes with ABS, EBD and VSC, ring-shaped reinforced impact absorbing body, and 6 airbags.
According to sources within Motor Image Pilipinas, the BRZ will only be available as a 6-speed automatic (perhaps as a launch version) and will be available in 6 colors including the Subaru-specific WR Blue Pearl and Satin White Pearl. And it will only be available with the aero kit as standard.
UPDATE: Vernon Sarne of Top Gear Philippines reveals that the Subaru BRZ will indeed be sold in two variants...a manual and an automatic. As mentioned in his story, Motor Image Pilipinas, already has 22 reservations for the rear-wheel drive sports car. Other than that, he has confirmed that the BRZ will be available with the aero kit which should make it essentially the same as the Toyota 86. Other than that, Mr. Sarne has said that the BRZ will be priced "as competitively as the 86". It seems the P 2.2-million price tag is almost a reality. After all, what is P 250,000 among corporate cousins?
Additional Sources: Top Gear Philippines