Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that its all-new Impreza as well as Legacy, Outback, Forester, Levorg and WRX models equipped with Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system have received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle++ (ASV++) in the fiscal 2016 Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims’ Aid (NASVA).

17impreza_ka_0780bp_880x500In addition to the car-to-car Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Lane Departure Warning System, and Rear View Monitoring System tested in fiscal 2015, the fiscal 2016 assessment includes testing of car-to-pedestrian AEBS. The 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.

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.

17impreza_e9_0480bp_880x500Since the launch of the JNCAP preventive safety performance assessment in fiscal 2014, all of Subaru’s EyeSight-equipped models tested by JNCAP so far have been awarded the highest possible rating, a testament to strong preventive safety performance of Subaru vehicles underpinned by the EyeSight system.

Subaru will continue to enhance its primary, active, passive, and pre-collision safety technologies under its “all-around safety” principle, which underpins an “enjoyment and peace of mind” driving experience for all drivers and passengers.

17impreza_e9_0460bp_880x500Under consideration for launch in South Africa in 2017, the all-new Impreza has already been nominated for the World Car of the Year 2017 award (WCOTY).

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