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New Subaru launches with a five star safety win

 

Subaru has two things to celebrate today. Alongside the launch of the Subaru Levorg in the New Zealand market, Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has also awarded the car a 5 star safety rating.

The sports wagon comes fully equipped with an impressive list of the latest safety features as standard across all its variants including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which helps the driver stay in control of the vehicle in the event of a slide or swerve, and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) which helps to prevent nose to tail crashes.

It also has three stages of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which means it will help to prevent a crash or reduce the speed of a crash at high speeds, low speeds and when it detects a pedestrian in the path of the vehicle.

AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says it’s rare to see a vehicle with all three stages of AEB as standard across its range.

“We’re increasingly seeing manufacturers offer AEB as a standard feature in the new cars released so far this year, something that wasn’t as common in New Zealand last year. It’s still rare to see all three AEB city, interurban and for pedestrians and vulnerable road users offered as standard. It’s great to see Subaru differentiating itself this way,” she says.

“We’re in a market now where consumers have plenty of choice and plenty of power so manufacturers do need to look at ways to set themselves apart from the rest of the market.”

The Levorg will be available for purchase in New Zealand from mid-July.


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