Praise the holy car gods on high! Subaru has confirmed that the BRZ will not end production, and they plan to make a second generation. Of course, this also means that Toyota will get a next-gen 86 as well.
For those that don't know, I have always been a fan of the Subaru BRZ. I love how small it is, I love the way it looks, I love how balanced the car feels, I love how it handles the canyons, and I love that the back seats have enough room for groceries, but not enough room for small humans. That is the proper sign of a true sports car. This has always been a car that makes me excited when I see it on the road, and for a car that costs under $30k new from a dealer, that is impressive.
The only issue that I've had with the BRZ is the same issue everyone has with it: power. We need an STI variant of the BRZ. I'm not sure if that will happen with this next generation, but we will most likely see a much wanted power boost.
I don't say "much needed" because this car is awesome the way it is. I respect that it's a small fun sports car that isn't too powerful. Just enough to have fun. However, there needs to be a 315 horsepower version of this car. The public has been demanding it for years, and Subaru teases us with lighter, more aerodynamic versions that look stunning, but the power remains untouched.
Even if the power remains untouched (again) and the next generation just has a redesigned body and some new technology, I am still excited the BRZ will stay alive. Long live the sports car.