Subaru Outback and Forester score top ASV++ safety rating
Subaru’s all-new Outback, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Levorg and WRX models equipped with the company’s EyeSight driver assist system have received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle++ (ASV++) in the preventive safety performance assessment as part of the 2016 Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).
All the Subaru models tested won the highest possible ASV++ rating, with the new Impreza scoring 68.9 points, the Legacy and Outback 68.0 points, the Forester 69.5 points, and the Levorg and WRX 68.5 points.
In addition to the car-to-car Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System, and Rear View Monitoring System that were tested in 2015, the 2016 assessment includes testing of car-to-pedestrian AEBS. Car-to-pedestrian AEBS testing evaluates effectiveness of driver alerts and pre-collision braking in scenarios where a vehicle travelling at 10-60 km/h approaches a target simulating a pedestrian crossing the road.
The all-new Impreza has been nominated for the 2017 World Car of the Year 2017 award (WCOTY), the winner of which will be announced in March 2017. Subaru South Africa are considering bring this car to South Africa next year.