The new 2017 Subaru Impreza is just fresh off the assembly line and it’s already getting awards. In Japan, it’s been voted one the “10 Best Cars”, and it’s up for the Japan Car of the Year Award. The “10 Best Cars” award is prestigious in Japan, and Impreza impressed the judges.
The screening board is made up of auto journalists who are members of a 59-member screening committee. Next month, the same committee will determine which car gets the top Japan Car of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on December 9 after the final screening of the year.
Other “10 Best Cars”
Notable cars that also made the “10 Best Cars” list are the Toyota Prius, BMW M2 Coupe, Audi A4, Fiat 124 Spider, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volvo XC90. The newly-remodeled 2017 Subaru Impreza was the number one nominated car on the list this year.
Judges were impressed with the new 2017 Impreza’s greater interior space, plus its sporty wide and low exterior presence. The body and chassis rigidity is increased significantly and body vibrations have been reduced by 50 percent. They also felt the improved response to inputs in steering and driving dynamics, and body roll improvements in the corners.
Not the first award for Impreza
It’s not the first award for the new Impreza. The compact sedan and 5-Door were recently nominated for the prestigious World Car of the Year 2017 award (WCOTY). The winner will be announced in March at the the Geneva Motor Show.
The paint is barely dry on the new 2017 Subaru Impreza and it’s already getting global awards. It’s just picked up the “10 Best Cars” trophy in Japan. Impreza is also nominated for the Japan Car of the Year Award. It looks like Subaru hit a home run with the newly-redesigned compact car.