all-new Subaru BRZ crowned 2022 motor sports car of the year

Tuesday, 29th March 2022


In an incredible feat, Subaru’s all-new BRZ has won the 2022 MOTOR Sports Car of the Year (SCOTY)!

Put through its paces via a series of road and track tests, the popular Subaru Coupe stood out among the rest, leading to the undisputed victory. 

Since its reveal in Australia last year, the all-new BRZ has received phenomenal interest from enthusiasts across the country resulting in the first 500 being quickly spoken for.

With a formidable list of features, improved aerodynamics, handling, acceleration, power, and torque all for an affordable price, BRZ offers a fun and authentic driving experience exciting those who get behind the wheel.

The 2022 SCOTY judging panel were impressed by the BRZ’s overall performance, commenting: 

"I’m still stunned that a sports coupe this much fun and this capable is so affordable. Buy one. The Subaru BRZ aces the SCOTY 2022 criteria. Nothing else is as engaging or as rewarding. The new 2.4-litre engine transforms the Subaru BRZ. It's now so much more responsive but has retained its sense of fun." Andy Enright - MOTOR Editor / Sports Car of the Year 2022 Judge

"The Subaru BRZ is a car that celebrates the joy and spirit of driving. It feels alive on both road and track and is as engaging a sports car as you can buy right now at any price point. The benchmark for the BRZ was already high enough with the previous model being mightily impressive, but the changes for this next generation result in a package that is more than the sum of its parts."  Cameron Kirby - MOTOR Deputy Editor / Sports Car of the Year 2022 Judge

"The BRZ is amazing. It’s all driver focus. It's an easy car to drive on the limit but it’s one that rewards good driving." Warren Luff - Driver, Sports Car of the Year 2022

It’s not the first time a Subaru performance car has received this remarkable honour, with previous generation WRX and WRX STI awarded MOTOR SCOTY’s spiritual predecessor, Bang for Your Buck, on multiple occasions. Including:

  • 1998: Subaru Impreza WRX
  • 1999: Subaru Impreza WRX
  • 2022: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2005: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • 2009: Subaru Impreza WRX

The previous generation Subaru BRZ also won MOTOR’s Most Fun Car in 2017, adding to its long list of award accolades since 2012.

Receiving this prestigious award strengthens the credentials of the all-new Subaru BRZ as one of the most renowned and adored sports cars on the road.    

Subaru Managing Director, Blair Read, said: “Undoubtably, this is a wonderful accolade for new generation BRZ, and an immensely proud moment for the entire Subaru team.

"This incredible achievement is a testament to the Subaru engineers. Every piece of the BRZ has been carefully designed and engineered to deliver optimum handling and performance. BRZ is a true driver’s Sports Coupe!"

"The all-new BRZ continues to receive sensational praise by Australian consumers and enthusiasts, and it has now earnt its rightful place as the 2022 MOTOR Sports Car of the Year."



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