For 2022, the automaker’s rear-wheel-drive BRZ comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine packing 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It replaces the current 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 205 horses and 156 pound-feet. The new engine makes 11 percent more horsepower and 17 percent more peak torque. Unfortunately, the BRZ won’t be available with the 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4 that’s standard in the Ascent utility vehicle and optional in the Legacy sedan and Outback wagon. Still, the BRZ’s modestly redesigned body and interior (likely shared by the similar Toyota 86l) should pique the interest of both new and current fans.

The redesigned Subaru BRZ gets much more aggressive front bodywork with all sorts of ducting. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine replaces the 2.0-liter. PHOTO: SUBARU

Subaru’s second-gen sporty coupe gets a 20-percent bigger engine but only 11 percent more horsepower: