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Subaru Canada: Highest overall predicted resale value in three segments

Subaru Canada: Highest overall predicted resale value in three segments 
Best-in-class honours awarded to 2013 Impreza, Outback and BRZ. 
TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced that it has 
received three Canadian Residual Value Awards from automotive insights company 
ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values. Subaru was awarded Residual 
Value Awards in ALG's Compact Car, Midsize Utility and Sports Car categories 
for its 2013 Impreza, Outback and BRZ, respectively. 
ALG's Residual Value Awards honour the vehicles that are forecast to retain 
the highest percentage of MSRP after a three-year period for luxury brands and 
a four-year period for mainstream brands. Award recipients were chosen after a 
careful evaluation of vehicle criteria, including segment competition, 
historical vehicle performance and industry trends. This year's awards are 
based on 2013 model year vehicles. Awards are given in 22 vehicle categories 
and two brand categories (Mainstream and Premium). 
For the fifth consecutive year, the Subaru Impreza remains at the top of the 
Compact Car segment. According to ALG, qualities such as competitive pricing, 
impressive fuel economy and features like all-wheel-drive at a minimal price 
premium support the 2013 Impreza as the Residual Value Award winner in a 
hyper-competitive segment. 
For the third consecutive year, the Subaru Outback claims the Midsize Utility 
Vehicle award. ALG notes that consistently high demand combined with 
mid-lifecycle improvements enable Subaru to keep incentive and daily rental 
fleet sales to a minimum. 
A new contender in a newly renamed category is the 2013 Subaru BRZ, taking 
home top honours in the hotly contested Sports Car segment. The Subaru BRZ 
receives ALG's Residual Value Award for successfully combining practical 
features such as impressive fuel economy with emotional aspects like endearing 
styling and a sporting driving experience. 
"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 
three segments will help more and more Canadians put Subaru on their shopping 
lists." 
"Subaru's steady approach of delivering dependable product with minimal 
incentives and fleet make them a consistent Residual Value contender," said 
Geoff Helby, Canada Regional Director for ALG. "This approach is a winning 
formula for Subaru and for Canadian consumers." 
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. 
About ALG (www.alg.com)
Based in Santa Barbara, California, ALG is the industry standard for residual 
values and a leading provider of insights and consulting services to the 
automotive industry. ALG publishes the Automotive Lease Guide - the benchmark 
for residual value expectations in North America, and has been forecasting 
automotive residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian 
markets. 
CONTACT: 
Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak (905) 568-4959 
Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276 
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc. 
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ST: Ontario
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