Subaru BRZ tweaked for 2017

The Subaru BRZ – our driver’s favourite – has been revised for the 2017 model year with a few tweaks both inside and out.

The most obvious change is the arrival of a sharp new set of full LED headlights, and these are matched at the rear by new light clusters and a new boot spoiler.

The wheels are new, too, with a 10-spoke design.

Inside, the instrument cluster gains a 4.2-inch colour display that offers G-force, steering angle, brake force, lap timer, plus torque and power curves.

The steering wheel has a revised design and gains new audio controls, while the quality of some materials – notably the leather and Alcantara used on the seats – has been upgraded.

Under the bonnet, the familiar 2.0-litre boxer engine features a stronger block, polished valve stems, reduced weight rocker arms and a lower friction camshaft.

Subaru says the suspension has been optimised with redesigned dampers aimed at improving the ride and enhancing body control, while a new Track mode alters throttle response for, err… track use.

There’s also a new hill holder function, while the airbag sensors have been upgraded.  Best not to test that last one.

The 2017 Subaru BRZ arrives in the UK next spring in SE Lux trim only, but still with the choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Prices are yet to be confirmed.