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The 2018 Subaru XV and Impreza, which are built on the Subaru Global Platform and come with EyeSight, have received a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

14 Jan 2018 | International News : U.K.

Subaru U.K. is pleased to announce that the all new Subaru XV and Impreza models (European specs) have each been named the safest in their class of Small Family Cars, from the complete 2017 Euro NCAP testing, earning the Best In Class title respectively.

Both the Subaru XV and Impreza have received five-star Euro NCAP overall safety ratings
The Subaru XV and Impreza achieved the best scores in their Small Family Car class for three of the four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, and Pedestrian Protection) and an outstanding performance of the Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Support Systems in the Safety Assist area.

In addition to this, both vehicles - due in U.K. dealers in early 2018 - achieved the maximum five-star overall rating in the 2017 Euro NCAP safety performance test. Both the 2018 XV and Impreza are the first models to feature the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), designed to deliver higher levels of safety performance, driving enjoyment and ride comfort.

The SGP brings significant enhancement to the body and chassis rigidity (front lateral flexural rigidity is improved by 90 percent, torsional rigidity by 70 percent, front suspension rigidity by 70 percent, and rear sub frame rigidity by 100 percent) and impact energy absorption is improved by 40 percent over present models.

Fitted as standard, both 2018 Subaru models come equipped with seven airbags, including one SRS knee airbag installed for the driver's seat, and a revised seatbelt equipped with a locking tongue reducing injury levels and better protecting all passengers in case of collision.

Subaru's EyeSight driver assist technology, which is also fitted as standard on the new XV and Impreza, scored highly in the Autonomous Emergency Braking section at Euro NCAP testing, with both cars and pedestrians.

EyeSight is a set of two digital cameras that monitor the traffic movement to warn the driver of a threat ahead and to apply pre-collision braking in emergency situations, in order to avoid or at least to mitigate the collision. Subaru EyeSight also ensures the lateral support functions, warning the driver of unintentional lane departure and assisting the driver in keeping the travelling lane.

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