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2021 Subaru BRZ nearly sold out ahead of new-gen Toyota 86-twin's Q4 launch

The new-gen Subaru BRZ is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of the year.

Subaru Australia is expecting a shortfall of stock in its BRZ as it readies the switchover to the new-generation sports car in the fourth quarter of the year.

Customers can now register expressions of interest of the second-gen BRZ at the Subaru Australia website, but with only around 50 units left of the first-gen model, there will likely be some months where no new BRZs are registered.

“We only have around 50 of the current generation BRZ left, and it’s likely there will be a gap in supply until the new model launches,” said Subaru Australia boss Blair Reed.

“So, it’s timely to alert customers that the new model is coming, and to register their interest if they’re keen to be among the first in line when deliveries begin.”

In March, Subaru registered 59 examples of the BRZ, meaning new stock could run dry this month, leaving up to six months of no new sales.

Interest though, is expected to remain high with details like pricing and specs of the new BRZ still to be confirmed, according to Mr Reed.

“We’ve been staggered by the amount of interest in new BRZ,” he said.

“The level of dealer enquiry and calls to our own customer service centre indicates massive interest among sports car fans and we look forward to sharing more details closer to launch.”

What is known is that the new BRZ will come with a 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, outputting 170kW/249Nm to the rear wheels – up from the outgoing car’s 152kW/212Nm peak.

Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions will be available again, but only the latter will come with Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that includes dual front-facing cameras.

In other Subaru models like the Forester and Impreza, EyeSight enables autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and adaptive cruise control, but exactly what features are on offer for the BRZ is still to be confirmed.

The automatic-equipped BRZ will also feature a ‘Sport’ mode for the transmission, allowing the car to stick in lower gears for cornering.

Other changes in the new-generation car (aside from the sheet metal) are an improvement to body rigidity and torsional stiffness, while equipment should include sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres if overseas spec is anything to go by.

Inside, Australian BRZs should also come fitted with a 7.0-inch driver display and 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.

Full pricing and specs will be revealed closer to the new BRZs launch, but for reference, the current car kicks off at $35,270 before on-road costs and tops out at $43,190.