Two of Subaru’s latest vehicles have passed the stringent Euro NCAP safety tests with five-star ratings.
Both the XV compact SUV and the latest version of the Impreza hatchback scored the highest marks available, thanks to excellent standard safety equipment and the new Subaru Global Platform – which the Japanese manufacturer claiming it has more than 70 per of a rigidity increase in all areas while absorbing 40 per cent more impact energy than the previous chassis.
The XV and Impreza scored the same in adult occupant safety (94%), child occupant safety (89%) and safety assist (68%) – with the only differentiation coming in pedestrian safety, 84 per cent for the XV and 82 per cent for the Impreza.
President and CEO of Subaru Europe Masamichi Kudo said:
“We are very pleased that the Euro NCAP has recognized the new Subaru XV and Impreza with five-star rating in their recent tests.
“Safety is the core value Subaru provides to customers and we are proud to have been endorsed all over the world with outstanding safety recognitions for both new models, and now also in Europe.”
As standard both models come with seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking and lane assist, with all-wheel drive fitted as well. The EyeSight Driver system is also installed, which includes two cameras that monitors the traffic ahead and warns the driver of a potential collision.
The pair join the Forrester, Outback and Levorg with top marks on the test for Subaru.