NEWS: All-brand-new Subaru XV Romps Safety Award Record
The fresh-faced, all-brand-new Subaru XV AWD crossover has won the coveted Grand Prix Award – obtaining the highest score on record in Japan’s brand-new Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests.
Furthermore, the funky brand-new XV received a Special Award for being fitted having a pedestrian protection airbag as standard: XV can be fitted having a suite of active, passive as well as pre-crash safety technologies, including Subaru’s flagship EyeSight system.
EyeSight can be Subaru’s optical advanced collision avoidance technology. Systems via additional manufacturers use various sensors, such as radar, microwave or camera; EyeSight functions via two camera lenses to the left as well as right of the rear-view mirror in which together create a stereoscopic image.
One core feature of EyeSight can be Pre-Collision braking which reliably captures pedestrians in dark clothing in un-lit areas, as commonly found throughout rural areas of the UK, as well as when needed initiates emergency braking. Up to a speed of 28mph accidents can be completely avoided as well as the severity significantly reduced at higher speeds.
In 2015, Subaru released data via a survey of traffic accidents involving Subaru vehicles in Japan via 2010 to 2014. The data revealed a 61% reduction in crashes for vehicles equipped with EyeSight, compared to those without.
Subaru’s Rear Vehicle Detection system can be also fitted as standard; offering blind spot detection, lane change assistance as well as reversing assistance to enhance all-round preventative safety.
The XV can be built on the brand-new Subaru Global Platform which has been engineered to be 70% more rigid. Impact energy absorption can be increased by 40% over present versions by using a frame structure in which absorbs more energy as well as high-tensile steel plates.