The new Global Platform that underpins the Impreza compact and new 2018 Crosstrek is Subaru’s biggest advancement in their automobiles since they developed the driver-assist EyeSight safety system. How will the new architecture benefit consumers?
The new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) will be on display at the People and Car Technology Exhibition 2017 in Japan that runs from May 24-26. Subaru Corporation is showing off their new Global Platform they spent $1 Billion dollars to develop. Yes, that ’s billion not million. That’s a lot of money for the tiny Japanese automaker. All new-generation Subaru vehicles will ride on the new underpinnings.
Why did Subaru spend all that money on a new sub-frame?
The new Subaru Corporation spent the money because it makes their vehicles even safer. It’s already paying dividends with the new Impreza sedan and 5-Door and Crosstrek crossover. The two vehicles earned the highest score ever for safety in the newest Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek both earn the JNCAP five star rated vehicle award and both vehicles scored an impressive 199.7 points. This is a big deal for Subaru. It’s a new record safety score achieved by any vehicle in three years since the more stringent JNCAP safety testing has been conducted in Japan.
How will the new architecture benefit consumers?
The new architecture underpinning the new-generation 2018 Crosstrek and Impreza improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent over present models keeping occupants safer in the event of a crash. Both Subaru vehicles can even survive an impact by a heavier SUV weighting 2.5 tons at 66 mph. After an impact, the two vehicle’s A and B-pillars will retain their integrity protecting the occupants. Subaru’s new-generation all-wheel-drive models will be the safest vehicles the Japanese automaker has ever built.
In addition, as a special project for the 70th anniversary of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Subaru will bring the first vehicle they produced, the 1962 Subaru 360 Deluxe. It introduces not only the history of Subaru automobiles, but also shows how far the small Japanese automaker has come with their innovative technology. Go to Page 2.
Subaru Corporation is proud of their biggest achievement since they developed their driver-assist EyeSight safety system. The new Global Platform will be on display at the People and Car Technology Exhibition 2017 sponsored by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and Impreza compact rides on it. The new underpinnings now give the new Crosstrek and Impreza the highest crash safety ratings ever in their segments.
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