5-Star Euro NCAP Secured by the New Subaru Outback
Subaru have announced that the new Subaru Outback (2.0D ‘EyeSight’, LHD, European specification) has been give the highest five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) for its 2014 overall safety performance test.
They have been numerous awards given to Subaru Vehicles over the years for there safety performances from other authoritative bodies, the 2014 rating reflects the performance of the new Outback against Euro NCAP’s latest requirements.
The new Subaru Outback scored highly in all four key areas of adult occupant protection (85%), child occupant protection (87%), pedestrian protection (70%) and safety assist, as well as achieving maximum points in the side impact barrier test, with good protection of all critical body areas.
The tests on the head restraints and front seats and a geometric assessment of the rear restraints, indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. The Outback managed to score maximum points for its protection of the 18-month dummy in the dynamic crash tests. It’s bumper also provided good protection to pedestrians’ legs in all areas tested.
The multiple airbags featured in the new car include, front, knee side and curtain airbags. Subaru’s VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) is also standard on all models. It’s body structure benefits from further advancements in Subaru’s “ring-shaped reinforcement frame body” while the use of the high tensile steel plates has also been increased.
Subaru’s highly developed ‘EyeSighti’ autonomous braking system, utilises it’s advanced stereo cameras, and will debut in Europe on the new model. This new system incorporates multiple driver assist features and contributes to making new Outback one of the safest cars in its class.
Subaru pioneered the crossover concept back in 1995 and since then its had acclaimed world-wide for its combination of superior driveability and ride quality, while the unique Symmetrical AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) bestows both on road balance and traction and the ability to venture off-road where others would fear to tread.
The new Subaru Outback is due to go on sale in the Spring