1 powerful reason Subaru says no to a fun BRZ 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