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Subaru Canada: 2015 Legacy and Outback Achieve 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+

August 19, 2014
        --  The 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback shine in IIHS small overlap
            test, earning TSP and TSP+ awards.
        --  Subaru has more 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles than any
            other brand.
        --  Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKs for
            all models for five consecutive years (2010-2014).

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today
announced its good rating and TOP SAFETY PICK award for the 2015 Legacy
and Outback. Models equipped with Subaru’s optional front crash
prevention system, EyeSight, achieved a superior rating and TOP SAFETY
PICK+ award. With top marks in every measurement category, the 2015
Subaru Legacy and Outback aced the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety’s (IIHS) small overlap front crash test.

The Legacy and Outback earn superior ratings for front crash prevention
when equipped with EyeSight, an optional forward collision warning
system with autobrake. In track evaluations, the system completely
stopped the vehicle in the Institute’s 12 and 25 mph front crash
avoidance tests.

The Institute added the small overlap evaluation to its testing lineup
in 2012. In the crash, 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end on the
driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph. It replicates what
happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or
an object such as a tree or a utility pole.

The previous generation Legacy was also a TOP SAFETY PICK+ winner, earning an acceptable rating overall in the small overlap
front test. After improving structural performance in the current
generation model, ratings for restraints, dummy kinematics as well as
injury measures for the head and neck, chest, pelvis, legs and feet all
ranked higher – achieving a good status. The driver space was
maintained well, with the safety cage preventing excessive intrusion
into the occupant compartment. The dummy’s movement was well
controlled, and the frontal and side curtain airbags worked together to
protect the head from contact with interior structures.

Subaru has the most 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK awards of any brand. Other winners include the BRZ, Impreza, Forester,
WRX line and XV Crosstrek. To qualify for Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn a good or acceptable rating for small overlap
protection, as well as good ratings in the Institute’s moderate overlap
front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must meet those same criteria and also earn a basic, advanced
or superior rating for front crash prevention.

“I’m pleased that Subaru is recognized as having more IIHS TOP SAFETY
PICK vehicles than any other brand,” said Shiro Ohta, chairman,
president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Subaru is the only
manufacturer to have TOP SAFETY PICKs for all models for five years
running (2010-2014). This achievement is a testament to the importance
we place on safety as we aim to inspire confidence and peace of mind.”

About Subaru Canada, Inc.

Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.


Source: PR Newswire



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