Subaru BRZ deliveries pushed to next year in Japan, high demand to blame

The 2013 BRZ seems to be the most popular of three rear-wheel-drive sports coupes that have come from the mash-up between Subaru and Toyota (the other two being the Scion FR-S and the Toyota GT 86). It was reported last week that dealers are asking for $5,000 over the model’s base price of $25,495.

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According to Japan’s business daily Nikkei, deliveries of the BRZ have been pushed to January 2013 due to overwhelming demand in the country.

Subaru’s Gunma factory is unable to keep up with the production to meet the delivery numbers, which are about four times more than the amount originally anticipated.

It is unclear how this move will affect other markets – including the United States.

Refresher: The 2013 Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder boxer engine making 200-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Prices start at $25,495.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: FT86Club