Despite rumors of being terminated, the Subaru BRZ is going to live on into second generation.
About two weeks ago, Australian media reported the Subaru BRZ might not get a second gen if Toyota will decide to deepen its collaboration with BMW. Now, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries gave an interview to Automotive News in which he said the BRZ will not be axed after this generation.
It seems the partnership between Toyota and BMW will not affect Subaru's BRZ because the jointly developed sports car will not collide with the GT 86 / BRZ / FR-S trio as it will end up being considerably more powerful and expensive.
A mid-cycle refresh for the three cars is planned for next year and chances are Toyota's variant will be offered with several lightweight parts. A bigger boxer engine, an updated final drive ratio and different exhaust and intake systems developed by Gazoo Racing could also be offered as a method to boost sales which haven't been that great lately.