Text: Aurick Go / Photos: Subaru, United States Patent and Trademark Office | posted August 30, 2016 13:49
A new version of the limited edition coupe might see American shores soon
While it would be best not to get our hopes up for any sales outside of Japan, Subaru have gone out of their way to trademark the ‘BRZ tS’ name in the United States at the beginning of this year.
Sources indicate that while the trademark was filed earlier this year, it was officially registered at the United States Patent and Trademark office on August 16th. Still, it seems rather odd that they’ve only come out with this trademark now after having had a couple runs of the limited edition model in their home market.
Originally the BRZ tS was launched as a special edition model limited to 300 units a little over three years ago. In 2015, Subaru launched a similarly dressed BRZ tS fitted with a plethora of goods from Subaru Tecnica International (STI).
The latter model was also limited to a 300 unit release, yet did not come with any semblance of improvement in terms of power despite all the modifications. Instead, the package included revisions such as a sportier body kit, 18-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, and STI-tuned front suspension.
Only time will tell if Subaru truly intends to commence a run of limited edition BRZs on US soil.