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The Subaru Legacy and Outback to get the highest score IIHS

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Subaru Canada, Inc. has announced that a Superior rating was granted has its vehicles for the prevention of collisions before under the new assessment program in this respect from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

• The new assessment program IIHS evaluates the performance of systems for the prevention of collision before.

• The Subaru Legacy and Outback are two of seven vehicles only to have achieved the highest possible rating for their superior performance relative to the prevention of collisions before.

Legacy and Outback (2013-14 model year) are indeed part of a small group of seven vehicles having obtained the highest rating possible. A total of 74 cars and intermediate luxury SUVs has average price were evaluated under this new program.

The new ratings collision avoidance, designed to evaluate the performance of systems for the prevention of collision before, are intended to help consumers decide the characteristics to be taken into consideration when making a purchase and encourage car manufacturers to adopt more quickly preventive technology. The scoring system is based on research conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) that indicate the impending frontal collision warning and automatic braking systems help drivers avoid a collision with the vehicle in front.

The IIHS credited models with systems for the prevention of collisions before optional or series of a superior assessment, Advanced or Basic based on their effectiveness at events held at 20 km / h and 40 km / h. Legacy and Outback with preventive safety technology EyeSight were able to avoid a collision or reduce their speed considerably during the two tests. The IIHS gives up six points for a credit risk warning before the collision and the ability of systems to slow the vehicle so as to avoid impact or reduce the severity. The Subaru Legacy and Outback have the best performance and were the only two vehicles to receive the maximum of six points. Five or six points are needed to get a superior rating.

"We want to contribute to adopt the most effective systems in the largest possible number of vehicles," said David Zuby says, research director IIHS. "This means a reduction system speed as the system EyeSight Subaru can prevent the collisions at low and medium speed. At the same time, we desire that consumers know that a collision warning function before a looming alone can help avoid an accident and this is a feature that is available on a larger number of models that automatic braking system. "

The help system has the innovative driving EyeSight Subaru was offered on some models Legacy and Outback 2013. Acting as a pair of extra eyes monitoring the system EyeSight uses two have to be built above the mirror cameras to monitor driver behavior and detect objects in the path of the vehicle. The pre-crash braking function for example warns the driver of the presence of a vehicle that is directly in front of and need it automatically tighten the brakes to slow or even stop the vehicle depending on the speed of rotation.

Ratings prevention Forward Collision is a complement to the evaluation of resistance program crash IIHS that long tells consumers with what degree of effectiveness of the tourism vehicles adequately protecting people at a fan types of collisions. In his assessment of the capacity of collision resistance, IIHS class so the vehicles according to the notes well, acceptable, marginal or mediocre by virtue of their performance on tests of frontal impact was moderate overlap, impact lateral, the resistance of the roof and return headrest. The IIHS recognizes a model SECURITY BEST CHOICE if he gets a good score in each of these four tests.

Last year, the IIHS added the mention of BEST CHOICE SECURITY + to recognize the models showing the best protection in a collision. To deserve this recognition in 2013, the vehicles must display an estimated protection was good or acceptable in a new frontal crash test has little overlap, in addition to getting good marks for occupant protection in frontal crash tests a moderate overlap, the lateral impact and roof strength as well as good performance headrest seats and a relatively protection against neck injuries during rear impacts. In 2014, vehicles must be also dotes technology for the prevention of collision before serial or optional assessment with a score of basic, Advanced or Superior for recognition of BEST CHOICE SECURITY +.

"This new criterion combines a recognition of BEST CHOICE SECURITY + 2014 IIHS bodes well for Subaru," said Shiro Ohta says, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Subaru is the only manufacturer to have obtained the designation of Top Safety Pick for all models four years in a row (2010-2013). Our Legacy and Outback models in 2014 have been designated BEST CHOICE SECURITY + 2013. And getting a superior rating under the new program IIHS is probably prove to be a great asset to us in our quest for recognition of BEST CHOICE SECURITY / BEST CHOICE SECURITY + 2014. "

SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.

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