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Subaru BRZ 2013: Award-Winning as the best choice by IIHS

Subaru remains the only manufacturer with all models have been recognized as the best security choice IIHS for the third consecutive year (2010-2012).

Subaru Canada, Inc. today announced that the all-new Subaru BRZ 2013 obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) the best performance rating in its assessments relating to frontal impacts has fairly low overlap, lateral, back of the and during a rollover. This distinction has allowed Subaru to merit six awards in total, and by the very fact be the only automaker obtain recognition of BEST CHOICE SECURITY 2012 for all models it builds. Prices BEST CHOICE SECURITY 2013 will be attributed in December of this year.

"We are delighted that our new sport coupe rear-wheel drive, the Subaru BRZ 2013 is part of the four new models 2013 to merit the recognition of the supreme IHS," said Shiro Ohta says, president and CEO of Subaru Canada , Inc. "Security is always paramount in our minds as we strive to inspire confidence and peace of mind on any type of road and in all weather conditions. Again, the body structure was shaped reinforcement hoops on the cutting edge, unique design Subaru, has helped our new model has to deserve the best odds along with the rest of the Subaru range. "

The designation BEST CHOICE SECURITY recognizes vehicles that, according to the IIHS tests, the better protect people in frontal, side, rear and now during a rollover based on obtaining an acknowledgment note best in each category. The IIHS ranks vehicles according to the notes right, Acceptable, Marginal and while Mediocre Good note is the highest distinction that can be obtained in the tests of the Institute. To get the maximum rating, the vehicle must also be equipped with a function electronic control of stability.

"Over three years now, Subaru is the only automaker that has distinguished himself by obtaining recognition of BEST CHOICE SECURITY IIHS for each of the models it builds," says the president of a IIHS Adrian Lund. "This is quite an accomplishment and priority emphasis on safety Subaru deserves all our praise. "

About the IIHS

The evaluations about the ability of resistance in a frontal collision of the Institute are based on results of tests of frontal collision has fairly low overlap. The evaluations on the lateral impacts are based on performance in crash tests or rating of a vehicle is struck by a mass moving at 50 km / h (31 mi / h); mass represents the front of a pickup or SUV. Protection against rear collisions is measured using a two-step procedure.

The evaluation begins by measuring the geometry of the headrest, by determining the height and distance on a horizontal axis with respect to the back of the head of an average-size man. In tests of robustness or resistance of roof, a metal plate is pushed against one side of the roof has a movement speed of 5 mm (0.2 in.) per second. For a relatively good rating for the protection in rollover crashes, the roof must withstand a force equivalent to four times the weight of the vehicle before it crashed five inches (12.7 cm). Is determined and called the report resistance / weight.

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