1 powerful reason Subaru says no to a fun BRZ convertible model

1 powerful reason Subaru says no to a fun BRZ convertible model

The 2015 Subaru BRZ sports coupe has best July ever sales. Why don’t they offer a fun convertible model?

The 2015 Subaru BRZ has helped Subaru sell a record number of cars in July, but they could sell even more if offered in a convertible version. BRZ has also had its best July ever in sales as sports enthusiasts are snatching up the two-door coupe. Summer is the time when people love to drop the top and enjoy the sunshine in a convertible. Subaru would likely sell many BRZ convertibles, so why don’t they offer the popular rear-drive sports car with a rag top?

BRZ just received IIHS safety award

The Subaru brand is all about safety and they just received the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK for the 2015 Subaru BRZ sports car. Subaru is the only manufacturer to have TOP SAFETY PICKs for all models for five years running (2010-2014). This achievement is a testament to the importance the Japanese automaker places on safety in all their vehicles.

Subaru and Toyota entered into a partnership to build the BRZ/GT86/FR-S sport coupes and Toyota even displayed a drop top concept version of the GT86 at the Tokyo Auto Show 2013. But Subaru won’t have anything to do with it as long as they have a say in the project. It’s all because of safety reasons concerning the BRZ convertible, and Subaru’s internal safety standards, that will keep the joint project from ever getting past the design stages.

Driving enthusiasts would like a convertible BRZ/GT86


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I have no problem with this. One of the reasons I drive a Subie is because I have so much faith in those safety standards.
Subaru should make the convertible BRZ. Citing safety as a concern is ridiculous considering that the convertible would be almost as safe as the coupe and that Subaru advertises Subaru purchasers living on the edge, mountain climbing, sky-diving, para-sailing, spelunking, kayaking over rapids, etc.
I would love to buy a convertible version of this car. It would be good for the young demographic and the mature sector that wants a economical choice over the boxster convertible.
Safety Standards? Seriously? If they make a BRZ Convertible, it would be the same as if they were to make a BRZ Coupe. The only differences are that the Convertible is a soft top and it would only have 2 seats.
I would buy a subaru convertible if they had one
i was holding out until they have a convertible version, but damn it! i'm going to purchase a s2000 this year instead
i am looking to buy a sprots care, brz retractable hardtop was what im looking for. guess i have to go to mazda rx5 or lexus is250c......you dont have one, and i wanted the brz
Have 350z and Suburu Outback 2015 Have waited for Suburu to bring convertable , all wheel drive sports car with safety features to market. All year driver , so I can give wife Suburu . no need for racing speed. I AM OLDER WITH MONEY NOT TESTOSTERONE.