Currently reading: Larger UK allocation for Subaru BRZ
Subaru UK has been allocated more BRZ units to keep up with demand for the rear-wheel-drive sports car in this country
Darren Moss
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31 July 2013

Subaru says it has secured a larger annual allocation of BRZ sports cars because of high customer demand.

More units of the 197bhp rear-wheel-drive car have now been received and a larger annual allocation secured for next year.

A company spokesperson told Autocar that roughly half of the 50-strong Subaru UK dealer network now have a BRZ on display, while the average waiting time to complete new orders has shrunk to between two and six weeks.

The company describes the BRZ as a sales success having sold out of its full UK allocation. It sold 100 units in 2012, and 120 so far in 2013. 

By comparison, Toyota sold 1435 GT86 units in 2012 and 1060 so far this year. A Subaru spokesman said that Toyota's share of production was "several times" larger than Subaru's and European allocation of the BRZ was tight.

The spokesman said: "The BRZ will always remain a niche choice. Some people will like that".

Subaru has also confirmed that a new range of approved upgrade parts will soon be available to customers. The upgrades, sold by tuning company Pro-R, will cover suspension kits, exhaust upgrades and wheel and body styling options.

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horses 1 August 2013

Subaru has also confirmed

Subaru has also confirmed that a new range of approved upgrade parts will soon be available to customers.

fadyady 31 July 2013

For the enthusiasts...

...who have been clamouring for a little more oomph in the BRZ/GT86 performance since its launch, it must be good news that Subaru is bringing approved upgrade parts - including suspension kits and exhaust upgrades.

oop north 31 July 2013

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enthusiats on forums say they want big-engined Imprezas and Legacies. and how rubbish Subaru UK importer is not not satisfying this demand - but Subaru struggled to sell anything like that in big enough numbers to show that a significant number of people actually want to buy them.

The problem seems to be that most customers think sporty means a rock hard ride (a la Audi), and are more interested these days in what's on the surface than what's underneath.

Anyway, back to the subject - I might well get a BRZ, but am rather put off by the nearest dealer being over 40 miles away.  Cannot see myself getting the Toyota equivalent though, even if dealer much nearer