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Subaru keeps preventive safety performance a high priority

Subaru’s new 7-seater MPV 2015 Crossover 7 achieves the top safety award from JNCAP in Japan. How many other Subaru vehicles have achieved this top award?

It’s nothing new for Subaru to keep getting these top safety awards because it’s one of their core values. Subaru’s new 7-seater MPV Crossover 7 is the latest vehicle in their stable to get the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). It’s the top award given for preventive safety performance and Subaru excels at producing safe vehicles.

The 2015 Crossover 7 is a Japan market model designated a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and seats seven passengers. This new Subaru vehicle achieves JNCAP’s newest preventive safety performance assessment that was introduced this fiscal year. The new test involves a rear visibility test for capability evaluation of displays that provide the driver with information captured by rear-facing cameras. The new 2015 Subaru Crossover has this safety system called EyeSight version 3.

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In addition, JNCAP tests two other systems on Crossover 7, the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). The maximum number of rating points is 46. Any vehicle earning 2 points or more is designated as an Advanced Safety Vehicle (ASV), and a vehicle earning 12 points or more is designated as an Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+). The Crossover 7 achieved the ASV+ ratings with a score of 45.9 points.

What other Subaru vehicles received top safety awards?

In last year’s preventive safety performance assessment JNCAP test, all of Subaru’s EyeSight-equipped models ever tested have been awarded with the ASV+ designations. The highest rating in last year's test is 40 points. The 2015 Subaru Outback achieved (40 points), Legacy (40 points), Levorg (40 points), WRX S4 (40 points), Impreza (40 points), Subaru XV (40 points), Forester (39.9 points) and Subaru XV Hybrid (39.3 points).

Subaru keeps piling up safety awards for all their vehicles. Safety is a core value for the brand and they will keep it as a high priority for every vehicle in their lineup. Subaru is designing a new 7 seat SUV for the U.S. market that will be introduced sometime in 2016. Look for this new model to have the same strong pre-crash safety performance as its stablemates.