|Model / Others||Namre of the Award / Event||Awarded / Recognized
(Class / Category)
|Subaru||Residual Value Awards||1st
(Mainstream Brand category)
(Compact Car category)
(Sports Car category)
(Compact Utility Vehicle category)
|SUBARU XV Crosstrek||1st
(Subcompact Utility Vehicle category)
(Midsize Utility Vehicle 2 Row category)
|Source:||Automotive Lease Guide (ALG)
- Sixth time Subaru has been named Top Mainstream Brand
- Five Subaru models win their segments: Impreza, WRX, Forester, Crosstrek, Outback
Subaru of America Inc. announced today that it has been honoured for the sixth time with the “Top Mainstream Brand” Residual Value Award from ALG, the analytics division of TrueCar Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) and the industry benchmark for projecting future vehicle values and depreciation data. This year, Subaru earned a total of six ALG awards, with five models topping their respective segments.
- - Subaru Impreza – Best Compact Car
- - Subaru WRX – Best Sports Car
- - Subaru Forester – Best Compact Utility Vehicle
- - Subaru Crosstrek – Best Subcompact Utility Vehicle
- - Subaru Outback – Best Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2 Row
The annual ALG Residual Value Awards honour the vehicles and brands that are expected to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year period. With Subaru’s six awards this year, the overall total of ALG Residual Value Awards has increased to thirty-one since 2010. Subaru was also named Top Mainstream Brand in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016.
“Consistent product execution and practical sales strategies have resulted in three consecutive years of Residual Value Award wins for the Subaru brand,” said Jim Nguyen, president of ALG. “Legions of enthusiastic owners have transformed Subaru from a niche alternative brand to the envy of the automotive industry, boasting sales increases that continue to fall short of ever growing demand. The result is high transaction prices, low incentives and residual values that top the competition.”
Based on 2018 model year vehicles, ALG recognised 26 vehicles with segment awards, alongside two brands representing the Mainstream and Premium sectors of the industry. Winners are chosen through a careful analysis of each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends, while factoring in quality, production levels relative to demand, pricing and marketing strategies.