The Subaru Levorg has been named the recipient of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion's (JDP) 2014 Good Design Award.
This is the third straight year Subaru has received the award from the organization, "which reflects JDP's high praise for the Subaru design that fuses together style and functionality." In 2012, the award was given to the Impreza and the XV, while the Forester bagged the title in 2013.
"True to its product concept as the fusion of sports car and wagon features, the Subaru Levorg has a dynamic form with fender blisters and a roofline that's sloped more sharply than the traditional wagon-style Legacy while maintaining the brand's strengths of good visibility and a versatile cargo space," JDP said in a statement.
Commenting on the car's interior, the group wrote: "We can see the attention that they gave to details in the feel of materials and the sound quality of moving parts. With further advances made on the brand's unique technologies such as the horizontally opposed engine and EyeSight driver assist system, the Levorg has been completed as a vehicle that ensures a secure, enjoyable driving experience."