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2009 Subarus receive five-star safety ratings


Subaru reinforces its safety credentials with electronic stability control across all models

Subaru has confirmed that its entire 2009 New Zealand model range is now equipped with electronic stability control as standard, and all models have independent five-star ANCAP crashworthiness ratings.

The addition of electronic stability control (Subaru call this Vehicle Dynamics Control or VDC) to all 2009 models now provides 100 per cent coverage to New Zealand specification Subarus in the All-Wheel Drive range.  
This is combined with independent five-star crashworthiness ratings for occupant safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and fulltime All Wheel Drive on all models.

Subaru of New Zealand Managing Director, Graeme Woodlands, said: “Safety has long been a key aspect of Subaru’s reputation. With the release of our 2009 Legacy and Outback models, our entire range is now VDC stability control equipped and five-star safety rated, which is clear proof of our safety commitment.

“Our engineers have placed us well ahead of any mandatory Government legislation regarding stability control.

“This demonstrates Subaru’s commitment to occupant safety and a proactive approach to safety generally.”


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