Subaru is proud to announce that their new XV Crossover has passed all the American and European crash test with flying colors. Already holder of EuroNCAP’s 5-star rating, the XV also managed to get IIHS Top Safety Pick award in the United States. The car achieved good rating in all of the Institute’s tests, while setting benchmark scores for child occupant protection in NCAP’s.
Part of the reason why the XV is so safe is of course because it’s a tall SUV and has an all-steel unitary structure. But it also comes with a lot of safety features, including dual front and side, driver’s knee, curtain and torso airbags, Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control system and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
Earlier in 2012, the XV was also awarded five stars in the rigorous Euro NCAP safety tests, receiving the highest score ever recorded for child occupant protection at 90 per cent. Now with the Top Safety Pick award for the XV, Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ awards for its entire model range currently on sale across North America. Actually, they’ve been holding on to that title for the past three years.
“The Subaru XV continues to rack up an impressive collection of safety accolades, and since the new compact crossover arrived in the UK at the start of the year, it has remained one of the safest cars on the road,” commented Darren James, Managing Director, Subaru UK. “Our brand statement is ‘Confidence in Motion’, and the XV’s active, passive and hazard avoidance technologies are the perfect embodiment of this.”