31 August 2016

Subaru Levorg Awarded Top Five-Star Rating in 2016 Euro NCAP Safety Test

  • EyeSight-equipped Levorg achieved high marks in the newly introduced Euro NCAP's Autonomous Emergency Braking Pedestrian test

Tokyo, August 31, 2016 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Levorg (European specs.) has won the highest five-star overall rating in the 2016 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*1 safety performance test. The Euro NCAP evaluates "Adult Occupant Protection", "Child Occupant Protection", "Pedestrian Protection" and "Safety Assist". In its 2016 safety performance assessment, a new test that checks how well vehicles autonomously detect and prevent collisions with pedestrians has been introduced. EyeSight*2-equipped Levorg capable of detecting pedestrians showed good performance in the new test. This is the fifth time that Subaru has been honored with the prestigious five star rating from Euro NCAP following the 2009 rating for the Legacy, 2011 rating for the Subaru XV, 2012 rating for the Forester and 2014 rating for the Outback.

 EyeSight has earned outstanding ratings for its preventive safety performance from third-party organizations. Subaru vehicles incorporating EyeSight were awarded the highest possible "superior" rating in tests assessing the performance of front crash prevention systems as part of the 2016 safety assessment conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US). In Japan, EyeSight-equipped vehicles were awarded the highest possible JNCAP*3 ASV+*4 rating in the preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA).

The EyeSight is the first driver assist system ever to use only stereo cameras to detect the objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Since its Japanese debut in May 2008, features available on this system have been highly praised; they include pre-collision braking control and all-speed range adaptive cruise control tracking function. FHI keeps offering substantially enhanced preventive safety performance to more customers by expanding the EyeSight driver assist technology to Japan, Australia, North America and Europe.

FHI is committed to offering its customers Subaru's distinctive "enjoyment and peace of mind" driving experience through the Subaru brand statement of "Confidence in Motion". Subaru will continue to enhance its primary, active, passive, and pre-crash safety technologies under its "all-around safety" principle, which underpins enjoyment and peace of mind for all drivers and passengers.

Euro NCAP impact test on the Levorg (European specs.)

*1 An independent agency composed of European governments and European motoring and consumer organizations
*2 EyeSight(ver.3) as it is known on the Japanese market.
*3 Japan New Car Assessment Program.
*4 Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus.

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