December 04, 2014

All-new Subaru Outback & Legacy awarded top JNCAP 'ASV+' rating

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that two of its models equipped with Subaru's unique 'EyeSight' Driver Assist Technology - the all-new Outback* and Legacy* - were awarded the top rating of JNCAP** Advanced
Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) with the highest possible marks in the preventive safety performance assessment administered by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA).

The maximum number of rating points is 40, with points awarded for efficacy in reducing accidents resulting in death or serious injury, based on the types of accidents occurring in Japan. Any vehicle earning two 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 Outback and Legacy won ASV+ designations
with the maximum rating of 40 points.

Following the ratings for the Levorg* (40 points), Forester*** (39.9 points) and Subaru XV Hybrid*** (39.3 points) announced in October, all Subaru models evaluated have been awarded the ASV+.

* Equipped with EyeSight (ver.3) as it is known on the Japanese market
** Japan New Car Assessment Program
*** Equipped with EyeSight (ver.2) as it is known on the Japanese market


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