AJAC Votes 2015 Subaru Legacy as Canadian Car of the Year

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today announced the completely redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy as the 2015 Canadian Car of the Year. The announcement took place during a press conference held at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Named Canada's best new family car in the under-$30,000 category this past December, Subaru's 2015 Legacy was one of four finalists in a tie vying for top honours as AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year. To win, the Legacy beat the Hyundai Genesis, Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC and the Volkswagen Golf.

The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy delivers enhanced standout design, interior refinement and safety technology along with one of the roomiest interiors in the midsize sedan segment. It's also one of the only offered with All-Wheel Drive as standard. Like all Subaru models, the 2015 Legacy is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety TOP SAFETY PICK and models equipped with its optional EyeSight preventative safety technology have earned a superior rating and TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS award.

"Subaru had an outstanding year in 2014," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "In the past year, Subaru sold a record number of vehicles and celebrated a new milestone in company history with unprecedented sales success. This award from AJAC is a wonderful tribute to the Subaru Legacy as well as to our recent achievements."

AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY) program includes real-world driving on public roads in order to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market. Journalist evaluations are based on detailed criteria, including everything from safety features to cargo capacity, in order to select the best new vehicles in various categories. The goal is, ultimately, to provide highly relevant consumer-driven information for Canadian shoppers to take with them in the marketplace.

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 90 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

For further information: Joe Felstein, (905) 568-4959, jfelstein@subaru.ca; Julie Lychak, 905-568-4959, jlychak@subaru.ca; Daniel Ponzini, (905) 568-4959, dponzini@subaru.ca; Amyot Bachand, Media Relations, Quebec Region, (514) 691-9276, abachand@subaru.ca


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