May 14, 2014

Subaru WRX STI receives Top Safety Award from IIHS

The all-new Subaru WRX STI has been awarded 'Top Safety Pick' status by the USA's Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

Subjected to five different types of IIHS crash test designed to evaluate occupant protection in the event of a collision, the new Subaru
WRX STI earned the top rating of 'Good' in all categories, thereby fulfilling the criteria required of any Top Safety Pick.

The IIHS crash tests include high-speed front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat and head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

The organisation also conducts the demanding small overlap front test, a crash that replicates what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or pylon. In the test, 25 per cent of a car's front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph.


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