Subaru BRZ tS Nameplate Trademarked in US

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The Subaru BRZ tS could be making its way to the U.S.

The Japanese automaker filed a trademark application for “BRZ tS” on January 5, 2016 and it was recently registered to the company in the U.S.

The trademark was applied for use on “Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.” Although automakers generally trademark nameplates worldwide to protect their property, the timing of the BRZ tS trademark is peculiar. Since the process began earlier this year, it suggests that Subaru is thinking of bringing the BRZ tS to the U.S. considering the model debuted in Japan a year ago. If Subaru was simply protecting the nameplate, it likely would have filed for the trademark last year.

SEE ALSO: Subaru BRZ tS Arrives in Japan With STI Goods

The BRZ tS is essentially a model outfitted with numerous STI parts, including front suspension and coil springs, rear damper and coil springs, lateral link with pillow ball bushings, flexible V-shaped bar and a flexible draw stiffener. It also upgrades the brakes to 17-inch Brembo disks up front with four piston calipers, while the rear receives 17-inch rotors with two-piston calipers. There are also unique 18-inch STI wheels on all four corners finished in black.

More aggressive styling accentuates the BRZ tS bodylines, with a front under spoiler, black mirrors, black roof antenna and fender garnish. In Japan, the BRZ tS is available in Sunrise Yellow, WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl and Crystal Black Silica.

Unfortunately engine performance is left alone on the BRZ tS, but we will have to wait and see if that is the case if it heads to the U.S.

Discuss this story on our Subaru BRZ Forum

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Now all it needs, along with the FT-86 is a bit more power, more torque and AWD. Maybe make them both hybrids?

  • smartacus

    17″ Brembo brakes can’t fit on a brz and 17″ Brembo brakes don’t come with only 4 pistons.

    …more than likely; they are actually 13″ rotors (330mm) which require a minimum of 17″ wheels to fit them.

  • smartacus

    and tS must stand for too scary 🙂

  • Bug S Bunny

    So the tS doesn’t stand for “turbo Sport”?

  • Jeff Safire

    And even such a lightweight car but with only 200 HP cannot possibly need anything near 17″ brakes and would not be worth the unsprung weight increase.

  • smartacus

    those are very valid points

  • Rochester

    I read that 17″ nonsense, and my very first thought was that Jason doesn’t know brakes. I suppose that’s OK… being an automotive journalist and all.

  • Rochester

    Twin Snails? Probably not.