Subaru has once again cut the entry-level price of its acclaimed BRZ rear-drive coupe – this time by reintroducing the base SE model.
The SE cuts a further £1500 from the price tag of the SE Lux – which itself was reduced by £2500 during the summer – meaning a factory-fresh BRZ now costs from £22,495.
The almost identical Toyota GT86 still starts at £25k.
Despite being billed as an entry-level model, the BRZ SE is hardly basic, either: it has dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Torsen limited-slip differential and keyless go as standard.
All the SE Lux adds are heated leather and Alcantara seats; we’d rather keep it standard, as we suspect many customers will too.
The new BRZ price cut means it sits neatly between supermini hot hatches and family-sized models; for those trading up from cars such as the Ford Fiesta ST and Renaultsport Clio, it’s a perfect entry-level rear-drive coupe.
Ordering is open now for the BRZ SE; first deliveries will be from later this month.
Subaru dealers have a further draw for BRZ customers once they arrive there, too – a five-year warranty. Admittedly, the full warranty is only for the regular three years (years four and five are a powertrain warranty, that’s limited to 100,000 miles) but it’s still some standout reassurance that will help more discover the great-handling coupe.
And if you’re wondering just what the difference between a Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 is, here’s a piece Motoring Research wrote for PistonHeads when the two models were launched…