Subaru Legacy GT sedan bags Car of the Year title



Subaru Legacy Sedan - Car of the Year

Subaru's newly-released 2.5-liter Legacy GT sedan bagged the top prize as it was named the 2009 Car of The Year by the Car Awards Group Inc. This is the second consecutive year Subaru took home the trophy after the Impreza WRX STI hatchback won last year.

"We're very happy that Subaru won as Car of the Year for two years in a row," said Motor Image Enterprises group chief executive Glenn Tan. "The Legacy model is not that well-known compared to the Impreza and the Forester so we're hoping that, by winning the Car of the Year award, more people will finally recognize the Legacy name."

The other Car of the Year winners in their respective classes are:

Mini - Suzuki Celerio

Subcompact sedan - Honda City 1.5

Compact sedan - Mitsubishi Lancer EX GLX

Midsize sedan - Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT sedan

Luxury sedan - Lexus ES350

Premium luxury sedan - Jaguar XF 4.2 V8 Premium Luxury


Ultra luxury car - Lexus LS460

Sports sedan/Sports car 2WD - Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Sports sedan/Sports car 4WD - Subaru Impreza WRX sedan

Van and MPV - Foton MPX

Crossover and wagon 2WD - Kia Soul

Crossover and wagon 4WD - Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon

Luxury crossover and wagon - Volvo XC60

Compact SUV - Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x2 2.4-liter A/T

Midsize SUV 2WD - Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS 2.5 4x2 A/T

Midsize SUV 4WD - Ford Everest 4x4 3.0 Limited A/T

Luxury SUV - Ford Expedition EL

Special Awards:

AAP Road Safety Campaign - Toyota

MIAS Technical Innovation - Volvo XC60 ‘City Safe'

SpeedLab Tuner's Choice - Subaru Legacy GT

DMF Drift Best Handling Car - Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Ortigas Home Depot Best Media Event - Toyota Road Trek

Standard Insurance Most Affordable Car - Suzuki Celerio

Land Craft Most Attractive SUV - Jeep Commander Diesel

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