The boss of Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, confirms that the affordable sports car will live on past the current first-generation model

A senior figure at Subaru's parent company confirmed that a second generation of the BRZ sports car is likely to be produced.

Speaking to industry journal Automotive News, the president of Subaru owner Fuji Heavy Industries, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, said a successor to the 2012 BRZ was planned.

Responding to questions about Subaru's future involvement in the joint-venture project with Toyota, Yoshinaga said: "It's not going to be just one generation."

UK representatives of Subaru and Toyota could not give Autocar any official confirmation of the plan.

It seems likely that a second-generation BRZ would again by built in collaboration with Toyota. That joint-venture would not be affected by Toyota's new partnership with BMW, which will spawn a new two-seat hybrid sports car for both parties.

Subaru slashed prices of the BRZ by £2500 earlier this year, bringing the cost of an entry-level model down to just £23,995. Officially, that move was put down to an improvement in exchange rates between the UK and Japan, but it was also understood to be an attempt to boost sales.

Subaru sold a total of 139 BRZs in the UK in 2013, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), while Toyota sold 1772 GT86s.

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8 July 2014
With the current car's chassis being considered so good they may only need a decent facelift ? A better interior and a bit more oomph. Given the original reception in the press Subaru, in the uk, must wonder what they have to do today to sell cars...

8 July 2014
Advertising it!!

8 July 2014
I was very keen for one of these, but at the test drive utterly disappointed that even my (tiny) 6-year-old was too large for the back seats. There is no legroom at all, even with the passenger seat pushed forward as far as possible. So four-up entirely impractical. A real shame.

8 July 2014
A bit more power, a little less weight and perhapes an improved interior and needless to say keep the manual box. This car sits right below the basic Cayman.


8 July 2014
When I changing my car I did consider the Subaru BRZ but simply the interior put it out of consideration rather quickly considering it would be my daily driver I was after a good all rounder (I chose a BMW M235i instead)

For me what they need to do is add more power, have the option of some decent tyres and have a nice interior.

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