The 2014 Legacy, Outback and Forester with optional EyeSight receive
IIHS' highest standard of safety, the 2014 TSP+ award and highest
rating of superior for front crash prevention.
2014 Impreza and XV Crosstrek awarded IIHS TSP rating.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to
announce that the 2014 Legacy, Outback and Forester, equipped with
Subaru's EyeSight technology, have claimed the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest standard of safety, TOP SAFETY PICK+,
along with the highest possible rating of superior for front crash
prevention. Additionally, the 2014 Subaru Impreza (except for WRX
models) and XV Crosstrek have earned a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK rating.
The IIHS is using new criteria for the awards this year. TOP SAFETY PICK
requires good performance in the Institute's moderate overlap front,
side, roof strength and head restraint tests and, for the first time,
good or acceptable performance in the small overlap front test
introduced in 2012. The same level of performance in those tests, along
with at least a basic rating for front crash prevention, is required
for their highest accolade, TOP SAFETY PICK+. Vehicles can earn basic,
advanced or superior ratings for systems offered as standard or
"The Institute's awards highlight the vehicles with the best overall
safety performance and Subaru is a standout," said IIHS president
Adrian Lund. "The Impreza and XV Crosstrek afford buyers superior crash
protection. The Legacy, Outback and Forester add the availability of
state-of-the-art technology that can prevent some crashes from
With the small overlap test now incorporated into the basic TOP SAFETY
PICK criteria, IIHS is using the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation to reward
manufacturers that provide the next level of safety. This year, that
means vehicles that not only protect their occupants in a crash, but
also have systems that can prevent or mitigate front-to-rear crashes.
Front crash prevention, which includes both warning systems and
automatic braking, is intended to help inattentive drivers avoid
rear-ending a stopped or slower-moving vehicle in front of them.
Subaru's innovative driver-assist system, EyeSight, is available on select Legacy, Outback and Forester models. Like a
second pair of eyes to help monitor the road ahead, EyeSight employs a
pair of cameras mounted over the rearview mirror to detect objects in
the vehicle's path. Pre-collision braking, for example, warns of a
vehicle directly in front and applies the brakes automatically to slow
or stop the vehicle, depending on travelling speed.
"I'm especially thrilled that the 2014 Legacy, Outback and Forester with
optional EyeSight have claimed the IIHS' highest standard of safety -
especially given the new, tougher criteria this year," said Shiro Ohta,
president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "With Subaru EyeSight - the
front crash prevention system with the highest possible rating from the
IIHS - as well our symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive system, Subaru
drivers are well-equipped with the highest standard of safety, driving
enjoyment and peace of mind. These elements make a Subaru unlike any
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.
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
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