BRZ is People's Choice
SYDNEY – Nov 19, 2012: Subaru’s fast-selling BRZ sports car has been voted the carsales People’s Choice Best Performance Car Under $100,000.
BRZ won the award in in conjunction with the Toyota 86 – both cars are made at Subaru’s Gunma factory near Tokyo.
People’s Choice Awards give the online audience for the multiple carsales network of automotive websites the chance to choose the most popular vehicles across 13 key categories.
Subaru’s initial allocation of 201 BRZs to the end of 2012 sold-out after just three hours of going “live” on the web in July.
The initial list of potential People’s Choice cars was carefully chosen by a team of automotive journalists and key contributors to motoring.com.au, carsales.com.au, CarPoint.com.au and redbook.com.au.
The combined carsales team drives hundreds of new cars each year and chose what they believe are the best of the new car crop.
In many cases the choices were based on multiple drives of several variants of each car in each category.
motoring.com.au also had the opportunity, in a number of categories, to drive the best cars back-to-back.
The categories also take account of Redbook data including price, size, passenger capacity and other category specific factors.
BRZ has a National Driveaway Price starting at $37,150, and includes a three-year/60,000 kilometre scheduled service plan and a five-star ANCAP occupant safety rating.