Subaru’s XV and Impreza models have won the highest five-star overall rating in the 2017 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) safety performance test.
This follows the April 2017 announcement that the XV and Impreza had won the JNCAP 2016-2017 Grand Prix Award for earning the highest safety score, setting a new score record for the first time in three years.
The Euro NCAP evaluates “Adult Occupant Protection”, “Child Occupant Protection”, “Pedestrian Protection” and “Safety Assist”.
A new test has been added to the safety testing process, namely the 2016 safety performance assessment, a test that checks how well vehicles autonomously detect and prevent collisions with pedestrians. The Subaru XV and Imreza models are both equipped with the brand’s EyeSight, which is capable of detecting pedestrians. This feature performed well in the new test.
This is the sixth time that Subaru has received the five-star rating from Euro NCAP following the 2009 rating for the Legacy, 2011 rating for the Subaru XV, 2012 rating for the Forester, 2014 rating for the Outback, and 2016 rating for the Levorg.