MISSISSAUGA, ON, – Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced that the brand new 2013 Subaru BRZ, and its twin the Scion FR-S, have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top award for good performance in its moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations. This distinction has helped Subaru pick up six awards in total, enabling the automaker to become the only one earning a 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK for every model it builds. The 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK awards will be released in December of this year.

“We are thrilled that our new rear-wheel-drive sports coupe, the 2013 Subaru BRZ, is among the four new 2013 models to earn the Institute’s top award,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Safety is always top of mind as we aim to inspire confidence and peace of mind on every road in all conditions. Once again, the proprietary design of our advanced ring-shaped reinforcement frame has helped our new model earn top honours alongside the rest of Subaru’s lineup.”

TOP SAFETY PICK recognizes vehicles that, in IIHS testing, do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on ‘good’ ratings in each category. The IIHS ranks in terms of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with ‘good’ as the top rank possible in Institute tests. Winners also must have electronic stability control.

“For three years running, Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer with the distinction of earning IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK awards for every model it builds,” said Institute president Adrian Lund. “It’s tough to win, and we commend Subaru for making safety a top priority.”


Source: Canada Newswire / Subaru

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