New Subaru XV commended for safety in What Car? Awards

New Subaru XV commended for safety in What Car? Awards

Subaru’s latest crossover has received praise for its numerous safety equipment, including the latest EyeSight tech, at the 2018 What Car? Awards.

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Subaru’s all-new XV has been commended at this year’s What Car? Awards for its high levels of safety. 

The Japanese’ manufacturer’s latest crossover was praised in the Safety category at the annual awards by motoring publication What Car?, receiving high praise for its levels of technology, including the latest version of EyeSight.

EyeSight uses camera to detect the XV’s surroundings, highlighting potential obstacles or impending collisions to minimise the chances of an accident.

The XV also received the accolade of Best in Class in Euro NCAP’s safety ratings for 2017, scoring a five-star rating overall. It achieved a 94 per cent rating in adult occupant safety, 89 per cent for child occupants, 84 per cent for pedestrian safety and 68 per cent for its levels of technology.

Torbjörn Lillrud, automotive development director for Subaru UK, said: “We are delighted the all-new XV has been highly commended by What Car?, our customers buy our cars because of their safety credentials and EyeSight technology is a part of that reason too. We’re delighted that the XV has got off to such a good start, especially as it’s now in showrooms for customers to test drive.” 

The all-new Subaru XV is due to go on sale in the UK from February, with prices starting at £24,995.

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