We knew that Toyota GT86 is suffering from sluggish sales, to a point that they put its convertible and high-performance variants on hold, but it seems like things are worse for the car’s twin brother, Subaru BRZ. The Japanese car maker has just announced a major price cut of £2,500 for the BRZ in the UK.
That brings the on-the-road price of a brand-new Subaru BRZ with the desirable manual gearbox to just £23,995. The less coveted automatic version costs from £25,495.
The 24 grand Subaru BRZ you can drive away in is the SE Lux version, meaning it comes with Alcantara and leather trimmed seats and Torsen rear-axle differential as standard. Also standard is the 2.0 liter boxer engine delivering 197 bhp, which many believe are the car’s Achilles’ heel.
Even though Subaru says the changes in prices are possible thanks to improvements in currency exchange, the price drop on Subaru BRZ is undoubtedly an effort to increase sales. But it is not necessarily a sign of weakness on Subaru’s part, for recently they announced the pricing for the new and thoroughly improved 2015 WRX, and starting from £28,995, that car too is £4,000 cheaper than its predecessor.