The 2013 Subaru BRZ wins Best New Car of the Year, while the 2013 Subaru
Outback tops the Crossovers under $50k category.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. is delighted
to announce that two of its 2013 models took home accolades today in
the Car Guide's annual Best Buys announcement and presentation. The
2013 Subaru BRZ was named Best New Car of the Year, while the 2013
Subaru Outback edged out 16 other contenders to take home the honour in
the Crossovers under $50,000 category.
The 2013 Subaru BRZ, Subaru's brand new rear-wheel-drive sports coupe,
debuted in June. The Subaru BRZ focuses on its extremely low centre of
gravity, light weight and precision handling, while offering desirable
amenities such as standard navigation.
Subaru's 2013 Outback provides crisp car-like handling with the
versatility of an SUV. Standard Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel
Drive distinguishes Outback from many crossover competitors, but this
adventure-ready SUV alternative also recently underwent an extensive
facelift for the 2013 model year. Debuting more modifications than a
typical model year change, the 2013 Outback offers revised styling,
chassis enhancements to improve ride quality, new amenities and audio
capabilities as well as the new EyeSight driver-assist system.
"The Car Guide is the publication of choice for sports car enthusiasts
and those considering a new vehicle purchase," said Shiro Ohta,
president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "This knowledgeable group of
eight journalists have pooled their impressions to determine winners
and I'm thrilled that our brand new 2013 Subaru BRZ and 2013 Outback
rank first among their counterparts."
For 47 years, the Car Guide has been the largest automobile publication
in Quebec. No fewer than 95,000 copies of this 672-page tome are
printed each year as its technical articles are often used for
reference, while test drives put specs into perspective from an
impartial standpoint. To better inform its readers, the Guide now also
determines and awards winners in several categories. To earn a place
among the Best Buys, a car or utility vehicle must be evaluated on
strict criteria in the categories of price, styling, fuel consumption,
comfort, performance, maintenance costs, daily drivability, reliability
and resale value among many others. After independent evaluations take
place, an editorial consensus is made to determine category winners.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada.
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
For further information:
Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak
Media Relations, Quebec Region