New All-Wheel Drive Outback Is Best Cars Winner: (February 26th, 2016)

Model/Others

Name of the Award/Event

Awarded/Recognized
(Class/Category)

Outback

 

Australia’s Best Car

AWD SUV under $50K category

Source:

Australia’s Best Cars
http://australiasbestcars.com.au/

Subaru’s new generation Outback 2.5i Premium has been named Australia’s Best All-Wheel Drive Sports Utility Wagon under $50,000 by the nation’s motoring organizations.

Outback continues Subaru’s remarkable run of success in the annual Australia’s Best Cars (ABC) awards. In a Subaru-beats-Subaru scenario, Forester 2.5i-S placed a narrow second to the Outback.

Cars were evaluated by the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT, and AANT against a broad range of criteria including: value for money, design and function, and on-the-road performance.

Subaru Australia Managing Director, Nick Senior, said: “The ABC awards are Australia’s most coveted and are highly regarded by customers for their objectivity and the ‘real world’ nature of the testing and criteria by which the vehicles are judged.

“It’s no coincidence that Outback achieved its best-ever year in 2015, with 10,927 sold, so we’ve had a phenomenal response to the new generation. In many ways Out back encapsulates the broader Subaru appeal of great engineering, safety, durability, retained value, and fun – all underpinned by full-time-All-Wheel Drive.”

The award comes as Subaru announces further refinement to its Outback range for the 2016 model year, including the addition of the award winning Eyesight driver assist system to Outback diesel automatic variants, plus a variety of Vision Assist features in premium Outback variants.

Outback was regarded as the original crossover wagon when launched in 1996, establishing a whole new market niche.

It has gone on to be recognized several times with industry awards including:

2001: Outback H6 – Best All Wheel Drive – 4X4 Australia Magazine Awards
2009: Best SUV Under $40,000 – Fairfax’s Drive Car of the Year Awards
2009: Outback 2.5i – Best Recreational 4WD – Australia’s Best Cars

New Subaru Canada: Best Mainstream Brand and Winner of Three Segment Awards from ALG: (March 14, 2016)

Model/Others

Name of the Award/Event

Awarded/Recognized
(Class/Category)

Subaru

 

 

 

Residual Value Awards

1st
(Mainstream Brand Category)

Outback

1st
(Midsize Utility 2 Row Category)

Subaru XV Crosstrek

1st
(Compact Car Category)

WRX/WRX STI

1st
(Sports Car Category)

Source:

Automotive Lease Guide (ALG)
https://www.alg.com/

Subaru Canada named Best Mainstream Brand in ALG’s 2016 Canadian Residual Value Awards for the second consecutive year. Subaru also awarded three 2016 ALG Canadian Residual Value segment awards: Midsize Utility (2 row) with the Outback, Compact Car with the Crosstrek and Sports Car with the WRX and WRX STI.

(MISSISSAUGA) — Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to be acknowledged as the 2016 ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards Best Mainstream Brand and claim three segment awards from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. The eighth annual ALG awards honoured 2016 vehicles predicted to hold their value better than any other vehicles in the segment. Winning the Best Mainstream Brand award for the second straight year means that Subaru vehicles retain value better than all other mainstream brands in Canada.

"More mainstream consumers have discovered what fans have known for years: When it comes to low depreciation, high-value performance, road-gripping all-wheel-drive and high residual values, Subaru is the brand of choice," said Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "Today, Subaru vehicles feature improved styling, increased space and technology as well as enhanced reliability and safety. High demand for the brand helps sustain record-low inventory and incentive levels within the mainstream sector, which has resulted in unsurpassed leadership in residual value forecasts.”

"Being named Best Mainstream Brand in the 2016 ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards for the second consecutive year has great meaning to Subaru and emphasizes what Subaru owners experience for themselves – a Subaru offers excellent value for the money," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president, and CEO of Subaru Canada. "When we consider our new ALG acknowledgements and couple it with IHS Automotive: Polk Canada's report that fully 98 percent of all Subaru vehicles sold in Canada over the last 10 years are still on the road today, we get a strong winning combination of durability and reliability.”

For the sixth consecutive year, the Subaru Outback received a Canadian Residual Value Award in the Mid-size Utility Vehicle – 2 Row segment. This is especially notable as ALG's Residual Value Awards have only been announced in Canada for the past 8 years.

"Once an anomaly among its competitors, the Outback now embodies what buyers are demanding in the segment: Efficiency, safety and well-behaved on-road dynamics wrapped in an attractive and clean design," said Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "Subaru's ability to balance high demand with smart inventory management leads to low incentives that keep residual values for the Outback at the top of the segment.”

After a mild refresh the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek has received the 2016 ALG Canadian Residual Value award in the Compact Car segment. This is the first time that the Subaru Crosstrek has been named an ALG segment winner – a strong indication of the brand's commitment to every vehicle through Subaru's product portfolio being competitive in the marketplace and showcasing underlying value.

"The Crosstrek takes the rich pedigree of a Subaru economy car and combines it with rugged styling to create a vehicle unlike any other in the Compact segment," said Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "The result of unique design and capability pushes the Subaru Crosstrek to the top of the Compact segment winning its first ALG Residual Value Award for 2016.”

In the hotly contested Sports Car segment, the Subaru WRX and WRX STI offer thrilling performance, year-round versatility, Subaru dependability as well as a very appealing entry price. These attributes help the WRX and WRX STI take home top honours as Best Sports Car for the fifth time in eight years.

"Subaru's strong brand perception and long-standing reputation as one of the leaders in turbo-charged performance vehicles has positioned the WRX as the best choice for consumers looking for the perfect blend of performance and safety," said Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "For a new generation of performance enthusiasts nothing compares to the raw power and gripping all-wheel-drive of the Subaru WRX.”

The annual ALG Canada Residual Value Awards recognize automakers' outstanding achievements for vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period for luxury brands and a four-year period for mainstream brands. Awards are given in 27 vehicle categories and also for the two brands with the highest overall predicted residual values among all mainstream and premium vehicles. This year's awards are based on 2016 model year vehicles.

 

Subaru Canada Earns Two 2014 ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards

Feb 19, 2014 [Awards]

 

Model / Others

Name of the Award / Event

Awarded / Recognized
(Class / Category)

Ad / Promotional use

SUBARU BRZ

ALG Residual Value Awards

1st
(Sports Car category)

Yes

Outback

1st
(Mid-size Utility Vehicle category)

Source:

Automotive Lease Guide (ALG)
https://www.alg.com/

 

The sixth annual ALG awards honour 2014 vehicles predicted to hold their value better than any other vehicles in the segment

(MISSISSAUGA) - Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced that it has received two Canadian Residual Value Awards from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. The Subaru BRZ was awarded ALG's Residual Value Award in the Sports Car segment for the second consecutive year, while the Outback received the award in the newly segmented category, Mid-size Utility Vehicle - 2 Row, for the fourth consecutive year. This is especially notable as ALG's Residual Value Awards have only been announced in Canada for the past six years.

"Riding on its status as the original crossover wagon, the 2014 Subaru Outback claims another Mid-size Utility win," said Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "It offers potential SUV shoppers the carlike ride and handling associated with a low centre of gravity, car-based platform. Subaru has subdued fleet sales and customer incentives, ensuring that sales growth occurs by organic retail demand. Like the Legacy, this roomy and refined - not to mention brawny - generation of Outback is cultivating a horde of loyal fans."

The annual ALG Canada Residual Value Awards recognise automakers' outstanding achievements for vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period for luxury brands and a four-year period for mainstream brands. Awards are given in 24 vehicle categories and also for the two brands with the highest overall predicted residual values among all mainstream and premium vehicles. This year's awards are based on 2014 model year vehicles.

"Our approach is designed to give the Subaru driver an unsurpassed level of confidence behind the wheel," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. "This dedication has helped us consistently rank as one of the industry's top manufacturers. Having the highest predicted resale value in two segments will help more and more Canadians put Subaru on their shopping lists."

In the hotly contested Sports Car segment, the Subaru BRZ proudly takes home top honours.

"For the second consecutive year, the Subaru BRZ takes home the Residual Value Award in the Sports Car segment," said Helby. "Its combination of low entry price, thrilling performance and Subaru dependability make it one of the best bargains in the segment in many years.

 

Subaru Outback Earns Canadian Black Book Award for the Fifth Consecutive Year

Feb 19, 2014 [Awards]

 

Model / Others

Name of the Award / Event

Awarded / Recognized
(Class / Category)

Ad / Promotional use

Outback

Canadian Black Book Award

Best Retained Value Award

Yes
(permission needed)*

Source:

Canadian Black Book (CBB)
http://www.canadianblackbook.com/

 

Subaru's sport utility wagon presented with the 2014 Canadian Black Book Retained Value Award in the mid-size car segment 

(MISSISSAUGA) - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is proud to announce that its SUV alternative, the Subaru Outback, featured prominently in the annual Canadian Black Book (CBB) Best Retained Value Awards. For the fifth year in a row, the Subaru Outback sport utility wagon has claimed the CBB Best Retained Value Award in the mid-sized car segment.

The Best Retained Value Awards acknowledge vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP after four years. Widely acknowledged as Canada's go-to provider of present and future vehicle values, CBB distributes its values in various formats to dealers, insurance companies and financial institutions as well as consumers on its website, www.canadianblackbook.com.

"Depreciation has always been the single greatest cost of vehicle ownership," said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada. "With 2014 marking the fifth consecutive year that the Subaru Outback has earned the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award, it is clear that our commitment to the four pillars of the Subaru brand - safety, versatility, performance and durability - is why more customers than ever are choosing a Subaru."