In Japan, no car manage to absorb collision and dissipate the impact energy as effectively as the Subaru XV. A new Japanese record for chassis integrity and safety has been set by the XV’s crash test results.
Polling an unprecedented score of 199.7 points in a recent crash test conducted by the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victim Aid (NASVA), the organisation that announces JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Programme) figures, the XV was awarded the country’s prestigious Grand Prize for Crash Safety Evaluation. Ranked out of an absolute top score of 208 (8 points allocated to the car’s seatbelt reminder of which Subaru scored 8), the XV’s near 200 points in the highest ever score.
Every type of crash test, including frontal impact, offset impact, side impact, side impact/pole test, roof strength (rollover) and pedestrian safety were all awarded the highest “good” rating giving the XV a highest 5-star rating.
Such high acclaim has also been showered on Subaru’s XV in the U.S. when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the XV crossover – called the Crosstrek in the States — with its Top Safety Pick prize, an award given for its combination of impressive crash safety and signature EyeSight safety technology.