26 Jun 2016
Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), today published the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Subaru Levorg.
The Levorg sports wagon achieved top marks and comes with a commendable list of standard safety features and technologies including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane support systems (LSS) and adaptive cruise control (ACC).
“This is an impressive package in terms of safety,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Goodwin.
“The standout with this model is that it offers all three grades of AEB as standard across the model line-up.”
“This means its owners will benefit from emergency braking intervention to avoid a crash with another car at low speed; high speed; as well as upon the detection of pedestrians in the path of the vehicle.”
Our analysis shows that only six of the top 100 selling models available in Australia last year had AEB standard on all variants.*
“Very few models sold in Australia offer AEB as standard so this is a significant offering for a car in this category, and I would urge more manufacturers to follow suit.”
The list of standard safety assist technologies provided on the Levorg sees it meet the latest ANCAP standards for 5 stars.
“Those in the market for a new car should look for one which carries the latest 2016 datestamp. That way they will ensure they are buying one with the highest levels of safety available,” said Mr Goodwin.
The Levorg offers a ‘Good’ level of protection for pedestrians.
*ANCAP analysis of sales January to October 2015.
The ANCAP safety rating for the Subaru Levorg (June 2016 – onwards) is based on crash tests of the Subaru WRX. Subaru WRX pictured (frontal offset test at 64km/h).
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