A subtly updated version of the Subaru BRZ is set to arrive in Australia in the coming months after being unveiled in Japan overnight.

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The introduction of the 2015 Subaru BRZ comes just days after Toyota announced an almost identical list of upgrades for its half of the Japanese sports car partnership, the 86.

As with the 2015 Toyota 86, the updated BRZ features a more rigid fixation of the front suspension and rear shock absorbers and tweaks to the steering system as the car maker aims to deliver more communicative handling and sharper steering.

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Other updates for Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive coupe include a shark-fin antenna, carbonfibre-look dashboard accents, a new key fob, and two new colours, as well as a more vivid ‘WR Blue Pearl’ metallic finish.

As with the 86, the BRZ’s 147kW/205Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine carries over unchanged into the updated car.

The upgraded Subaru BRZ goes on sale in Japan on June 27. Subaru Australia is still awaiting final confirmation on the timing of the arrival of the updated model, though it’s likely to reach our shores around the same time as its refreshed sister car, which is due in the third quarter of this year.

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