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Subaru BRZ tS 2024: Australian release date confirmed


The second-generation BRZ tS will soon land in Australia; here’s what to expect from Subaru’s track-focused coupe

Subaru Australia has finally confirmed the harder-edged tS grade for the BRZ, with the coupe set to arrive locally next year. 

Unveiled over the weekend at the annual SubiNats event, the tS has returned for the second generation with a host of performance upgrades and subtle aesthetic changes.

The hard-edged tS grade has returned to the BRZ

Historically serving as the more track-focused variant of the BRZ, the tS or ‘tuned by STI’ will likely face competition from a similar grade of its Toyota GR86 twin at a later date.

Although expected to sit above the base BRZ and the BRZ S in terms of price, the tS should still cost significantly less than other sports cars such as the Nissan Z and Toyota Supra.

BRZ tS to net brake and suspension upgrades

The full list of specification changes won’t be released until closer to the official release but upgrades including performance upgrades such as front and rear Brembo brakes..

Subaru’s BRZ tS will also feature ‘STI tuned suspension’ though it’s not clear if the dampers themselves are the Hitachi dampers upgrades equipped to the previously unveiled tS in the US market.

The hardware under the bonnet is expected to remain unchanged

It’s expected the rest of the hardware will remain the same as the base model, which consists of a 174kW/250Nm 2.4L flat-four engine up front sending power to the rear wheels via either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. 

Exterior and interior upgrades go beyond badging

Along with the expected collection of external and internal badging along the front grille, boot lid and elsewhere, the new trim level also benefits from 18-inch Dark Grey Metallic Alloy Wheels which provide a more serious appearance.  

Subaru has fitted upgrades such as bucket seats trimmed in a combination of leather and Ultrasuede, in a shade of black and Bordeaux – complete with the STI logo embedded in the headrest.

A slew of tS badged is found around the car

Other standard features include an exclusive instrument cluster and details like the red STI-branded starter button. 

Standard equipment such as the 8.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also expected to carry across to the new BRZ ts grade.

Eyesight technology to come as standard

As previously reported, the BRZ is expected to adopt Subaru’s Eyesight technology across both manual and automatic variants in the range and the tS is not expected to be an exception.

The full list of details for the updated BRZ range are expected to be announced by Subaru Australia when the MY24 range is detailed later this year.