IMPREZA WRX STI CANADA'S BEST SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR

Thu, 10/02/2011

Canada's Motoring 2011 television show has named the 2011 Subaru WRX STI the Best Sports/Performance Car of the year, beating the Chevrolet Camaro ZL585 and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

"Beasts against the beauty-what a fight!" said Graeme Fletcher of Motoring 2011. "In a straight line, either of the Pony cars wins hands-down. However, neither managed to carve a corner with quite the same tenacity as the WRX. Throw in a top-notch all-wheel drive system, and the Subaru is the clear winner."

The 2011 WRX STI is Subaru's high-performance flagship with turbocharged Boxer engine teamed with a six-speed manual transmission and the exclusive Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Centre Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

The WRX STI is also equipped with advanced dynamic control systems, including Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) and a Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, which features a track performance-optimized mode.

The WRX has been the focus of continuous improvement since its introduction. Most recently, the 2011 model received the same aggressive widebody design as the iconic WRX STI and a wider track for even better handling.

"The continuous evolution and development of the WRX and WRX STI are driven by strong, loyal, and vocal support from thousands of enthusiastic owners of this exciting vehicle," said Shiro Ohta, chairman, president, and CEO of Subaru Canada. "We are thrilled that the experts at Motoring 2011 appreciate our mutual efforts to make this vehicle a high-performance stand-out."

ABOUT SUBARU

Every Subaru sold in Australia features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a horizontally opposed Boxer engine, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic stability program, and a five-star rating for occupant safety from the independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The result - driving confidence.