Subaru’s new compact crossover, the XV, has received the highest possible safety rating in crash safety tests in the USA.
Subjecting the Subaru XV to moderate overlap frontal, side rollover and impact tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the car a ‘good’ rating, which is the top rank across all tests.
Earlier in 2012, the XV was also awarded five stars in the rigorous Euro NCAP safety tests, receiving the highest score ever recorded for child occupant protection at 90 per cent.
Subaru remains the only manufacturer with IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ awards for its entire model range currently on sale across North America – an accolade that the manufacturer has held for three consecutive years. Top Safety Pick is conferred on those vehicles that receive ‘good’ ratings in each crash safety test conducted by the IIHS.
As well as an all-steel unitary structure and a large number of standard-fit airbags (dual front and side, driver’s knee, curtain and torso airbags) for excellent passive crash safety performance, Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control system and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive also contribute to world class road-holding in all conditions. Ultra high-tensile steel is also used for key sections of the bodyshell to improve rigidity while keeping the XV’s kerb weight down.
“The Subaru XV continues to rack up an impressive collection of safety accolades, and since the new compact crossover arrived in the UK at the start of the year, it has remained one of the safest cars on the road,” commented Darren James, Managing Director, Subaru UK. “Our brand statement is ‘Confidence in Motion’, and the XV’s active, passive and hazard avoidance technologies are the perfect embodiment of this.”
To find out more about the five-star Euro NCAP safety-rated Subaru XV, visit www.subaru.co.uk.
Notes to editors:
All new Subaru models benefit from Subaru’s unique Everything Taken Care of (ETCo) aftercare package, the most comprehensive in the UK. At no additional cost, ETCo is worth up to £7,000, covering minor dent and scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs, monthly wash, annual valet, lost keys replacement, service collection and delivery, annual wheel alignment check, first MOT cover, and winter wheel and tyre storage, as well as providing an accident management service and a contribution to insurance cover excess. ETCo is offered in addition to Subaru’s three-year / 60,000-mile manufacturer warranty.
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