MIAS 2022: All-new Subaru BRZ debuts

Updated Apr 07, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

One half of the ToyoBaru twins is here. 

Subaru Philippines, which operates under Motor Image Pilipinas Inc., has finally launched the all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ for the Philippine market. The said launch took place at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), and the said model is on display at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, until April 10, 2022. 

Subaru BRZ front view

The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ

With that said, the all-new BRZ for the Philippines matches up against the specs of the versions we’ve reported on before. It gets a new 2.4-liter boxer engine, which is definitely beefier than the old model’s engine.  

At maximum, the new BRZ’s boxer powerplant can produce up to 228 horsepower and 249 Nm of torque. And of course, the said model is still rear-wheel-drive, and it also gets a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as a six-speed automatic just like the old version. 

Subaru BRZ interior view

Check out the new BRZ's interior

Subaru also gave the all-new BRZ a rear limited-split differential, a stiffer chassis, a longer wheelbase, as well as a sleeker exterior design. For that matter, the interior also looks cleaner, and more minimalist than it was before. 

The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ also gets loads of on-board tech. For starters, the automatic variant now comes standard with the Subaru EyeSight driver-assist suite. This collection of safety technologies includes adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree view camera, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, among others. 

Subaru BRZ side view

More powerful than ever

The latest version of Subaru’s 2-door sports coupe also gets a new seven-inch digital gauge cluster, as well as an eight-inch touchscreen headunit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. 

Price-wise, the 2022 Subaru BRZ 2.4 MT is priced at Php 2,399,000, while the BRZ 2.4 AT retails at Php 2,499,000. 

Besides the all-new BRZ, Subaru Philippines also launched the facelifted Forester at the 2022 MIAS. It is pretty much identical to the outgoing Forester in terms of mechanicals, though it gets the new EyeSight 4.0 which is also present on the Subaru Outback.

Subaru Forester front view

The facelifted 2022 Subaru Forester

The sole variant of the 2022 Forester is then priced at Php 2,068,000, with an introductory discount of Php 50,000. 

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Know more about Subaru BRZ 2022

Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ is a 2+2 fastback coupe that was developed in partnership with Toyota. Recently, the second-gen BRZ made its debut at the 2022 MIAS. It is available in two variants only which are priced from Php 2,399,000 to Php 2,499,000. Powering this vehicle is a 2.4-liter DOHC boxer-4 gasoline engine capable of generating 234 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission is used to send power from the engine to the rear wheels.

Dimensions-wise, the BRZ measures 4,265 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width, and 1,310 mm in height, with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,575 mm and 130 mm, respectively. In the Philippines, this Japanese sports car competes against the likes of the Toyota 86, Mazda MX-5, and Nissan 370Z.

₱ 2,519,000 - ₱ 2,619,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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