Subaru’s new compact crossover, the XV, has received the highest possible safety rating in crash safety tests in the USA.
Subjecting the Subaru XV to moderate overlap frontal, side rollover and impact tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the car a ‘good’ rating, which is the top rank across all tests.
Earlier in 2012, the XV was also awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests, receiving the highest score ever recorded for child occupant protection at 90 per cent.
“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.”