- Subaru Crosstrek was named the winner for Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2021
- 2021 Crosstrek now enters the running for 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 22, 2021 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce that the 2021 Crosstrek has been named the winner for a top segment award from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Announced today, the Crosstrek was honoured as the Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2021.
Over 250 vehicles were eligible for evaluation during the 2020 calendar year by AJAC journalist members. For the 2021 program, vehicles that are newly redesigned, refreshed, and carried over from previous model years were considered, provided a minimum number of ballots were submitted by AJAC journalists, who test entries on the same roads and in the same conditions experienced by Canadian drivers.
“AJAC journalists completed hundreds of test drives across Canada in 2020 to the same exacting standards as ever despite the year’s many challenges,” said Stephanie Wallcraft, AJAC president. “For the Subaru Crosstrek to be recognized as the winner in its category by the largest collective group of automotive critic expertise in the country is a remarkable achievement.”
“We develop our vehicles for the Canadian environment, with our customers’ safety as a top priority,” said SCI chairman, president and CEO Yasushi Enami. “We’re extremely happy that the Crosstrek was honoured by AJAC and want to thank the organization and its members for this prestigious award.”
Together with winners in seven other categories, the Crosstrek qualifies to be crowned the 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. The 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards will be announced in March.