IIHS rates 2008 Subaru Impreza 'Good' For Front Impact Protection

    "Low Risk of Significant Injuries"

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is proud to
announce that the all-new 2008 Subaru Impreza has received a 'Good' rating for
frontal impact protection from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS). 'Good' is the highest rating given by the IIHS for performance in
individual crash tests (frontal offset, side impact and rear crash
    The Institute's frontal crashworthiness evaluations are based on results
of frontal offset crash tests at 40 mph. Intrusion into the occupant
compartment is then measured, as well as injuries to a Hybrid III dummy in the
driver seat and analysis of slow-motion film to assess how well the restraint
system controlled dummy movement during the test. The Impreza tests indicate a
low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
    "The new Impreza lineup is stylish, powerful - and very safe," said
Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president, chairman and CEO of SCI. "When owners and their
families get into a Subaru Impreza, they can be confident that they're
surrounding themselves with the highest levels of occupant protection
available. And that's in addition to the outstanding active safety features
that help drivers avoid accidents altogether."
    For more information about the IIHS and its safety testing, please visit
the Institute's website at www.iihs.org. To learn more about the well-equipped
new Subaru Impreza, go to www.subaru.ca.

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For further information: Elaine Griffin, (905) 568-4959

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