2017 Subaru BRZ's New Face Makes an Early Appearance Online

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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Like the Scion FR-S, or Toyota 86 as it is now called, the Subaru BRZ is also getting a facelift.

GhostRai from FT86Club posted up these photos of the 2017 Subaru BRZ, showing off its new front bumper, wheels and interior changes. According to GhostRai, he “was on the internet today” when he found the photos that also reveal the new steering wheel featuring controls on both sides. There’s also a bit of carbon fiber trim that gives the BRZ a more upscale appearance in the cabin, while the instrument cluster has a new screen on the right that at the very least, indicates which doors are opened.

SEE ALSO: Scion FR-S Officially Renamed Toyota 86, Gets More Power, Tweaked Style

Although it is a bit toned down, the new BRZ’s front bumper is heavily influenced by the Subaru STI Performance Concept that debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The facelift is arguably not as significant as the Toyota 86’s changes, but it gives the BRZ new life while we wait word on whether a second-generation model will be developed by Toyota and Subaru.

We will have to wait for the 2017 Subaru BRZ’s official debut to see if it will receive the same five horsepower and seven pound-feet of torque bump the manual-equipped Toyota 86 gets.

[Source: FT86Club]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Nauticalone Nauticalone on Mar 21, 2016

    Face lift and interior upgrades are sorely needed! Not a moment too soo as the current versions are hedeious!

  • Chuck Chuck on Mar 22, 2016

    Awful gauges, should we guess what speed we're going with that tiny speedometer?