Subaru BRZ tS Is Back, Why You Should Wait For The Next-Generation Model
The Limited Edition 2020 Subaru BRZ tS is back for driving enthusiasts but is it a model you want? It was just uncovered at the Canadian International Auto Show and returns after a short hiatus. There will only be 300 built for the U.S. market and Canada gets 50 special trims. It gets special upgrades over the 2020 Limited BRZ and has an MSRP of $32,395 (including destination and delivery).
The 2020 BRZ tS comes with performance extras from Subaru Tecnica International (STI). The Limited Edition BRZ tS comes with STI-tuned front and rear suspension with Brembo brakes, a new Ceramic White exterior color with cherry red accents and BRZ tS badging, and inside gets black leather and Alcantara upholstery with contrasting red stitching.
The 2020 BRZ tS is unveiled in Canada
You can read our review of the BRZ tS, but we would recommend you wait for the next-generation BRZ coming sometime next year. Subaru has not released details yet, but there are rumors flying around that the sports coupe will get new upgrades worth waiting for.
Last month, AutoCar published a report with new details on the second-generation Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 sport coupes. The report says the two-door sports cars will get more power (the biggest complaint with the 2020 BRZ tS) and will be powered by the Ascent-sourced FA24 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine. The new BRZ/86 will likely ride on Toyota’s new TNGA architecture and not the Subaru Global Platform.
The BRZ tS 2.0-liter engine remains unchanged with 205 horsepower
The report goes on to say the sports twins will also get an improved interior over the first-generation models and the Toyota 86 will get a name change to GR86 and will be under the Japanese automaker’s Gazoo Racing performance-car umbrella with the GR Supra and GR Yaris.
Toyota just increased its stake in Subaru Corporation and the strengthened relationship will bring a better version of the BRZ/86 sports cars. This will be the first of many models the two automakers will collaborate on with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric models coming in the future.
Our recommendation would be to pass on the 2020 Subaru BRZ tS and wait for the all-new second-generation 2021 Subaru BRZ sports coupe. It’s getting new performance upgrades with a new engine, more power, and improved interior. Stay tuned.
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