LIBERTY AND OUTBACK WIN U.S. AWARDS

Tue, 27/04/2010

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine in the United States has recognised two Subaru vehicles as "Best" in their categories in its annual buyers guide, "2010 Cars: Where the Deals Are."

The 2010 Subaru Legacy (Liberty in Australia) won "Best New Car" in the U.S.$25,000 - $30,000 category, while the 2010 Outback won both "Best in Class" and "Best New Wagon" in the "Wagons" category.

Winners are chosen on a basis of performance, value, safety, power, fuel efficiency, exterior design, interior room and cargo space.

"We are very pleased that the 2010 Legacy and Outback were recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance," said Tom Doll, executive vice president of Subaru of America, Inc. "As the magazine focuses on advising their readers on smart purchasing decisions and wise financial choices, it means a great deal to us that our vehicles receive these honours."

Kiplinger's praised Subaru for its renowned Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive platform and improvements to both vehicles. "Standard all-wheel drive has always been the Subaru hook, but the new Legacy proves Subaru cars can be sexy, too." According to Kiplinger, a stylish redesign, increased cabin room and high resale values earned Legacy the "Best New Car" award for the U.S. $25,000 - $30,000 category. The Outback was lauded for its "sophisticated interior and exterior makeover giving the new Outback a roomier cabin, more cargo space and better handling." Along with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive capability, Kiplinger said the new look makes the Outback a "Best New Wagon" as well as a "Best in Class" winner.

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