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Grip : GRIP December 2012
GRIP DECEMBER 2012 SUBARU’S NETWORK NEWS CLICK ONTHE PAGETO ZOOM GRIP is published by Subaru Australia for the benefit of Subaru retailers. Letters to the editor, suggestions on content and general feedback are all welcome. Contact: Jeremy Kazanis, Subaru (Aust) Pty Ltd, PO Box 8311, BAULKHAM HILLS 2153. ph: (02) 8892 9252; fax: (02) 8892 9131 email@example.com GRIP Check out the Subaru website subaru.com.au Subaru Managing Director, Nick Senior, reviews the year gone, and previews an exciting 2013. FROM THE MD The national motoring media have driven the new Forester and now they are writing about it. IN THE PRESS Summer is cycling season and Subaru will have a high profile at events right across the coming months. CONTACT GRIP Editor THIS SUMMER INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE FROM THE MD NEW FORESTER IN THE PRESS BRZ NEWS AFTERSALES PASSENGER VEHICLES TRENDS DEALER STATS NPS SCORES SPORT SUBARU’S BRZ sports car has won two of Australia’s most prestigious automotive awards, adding to a cabinet of trophies from around the world. BRZ was named 2012 Wheels Car of the Year on the 50th anniversary of the magazine’s awards. BRZ won the title together with its Toyota 86 “twin” – both cars are made by Subaru at its Gunma factory near Tokyo. It was BRZ’s second major Australian award in a three day period, having earlier being named the News Limited Carsguide 2012 Car of the Year, together with the 86. On the Wheels victory, Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “This win is testament to the fantastic engineering skills of Fuji Heav y Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles. BRZ WINS TWO MAJOR AWARDS “BRZ has captured motoring enthusiasts’ attention in every market in which it has been launched and has received multiple awards worldwide, with the general impression being that it offers one of the most thrilling drives around at a fraction of the cost of its sports car competitors. “It’s amazing value and fantastic fun and that’s the reason we’re sold out well into next year.” BRZ’s win gives Subaru its fourth Wheels COTY in 18 years – during that period it has won more times than any other brand. Impreza won in 2000, Liberty wagon in 1998 and Liberty in 1994. “Seldom do joint projects produce something remarkable like this,” notes Wheels editor Stephen Corby. The magazine sums it up: “Never before has pure driving pleasure been so accessible. Affordable, remarkably rewarding to drive, efficient and safe, the collaboration between Toyota and Subaru left the competition behind and drove – with just a dab of oppo – onto the Wheels COTY podium.” Commenting on the Carsguide award, Nick Senior said: “This is the inaugural News Limited Car of the Year win for Subaru and we’re delighted by the accolade. “BRZ has been rated a favourite in road test reviews by many Carsguide motoring journalists around the country since its July launch and the joy that it brings to drivers was obviously shared by the
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