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Subaru's five-star safety line-up


Subaru's new Impreza wins a five-star rating in ANCAP crash testing.

Subaru says a five-star rating for the new Impreza in the latest Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash tests means it has become the first automotive company in New Zealand to achieve maximum independent safety ratings for its entire range of local specification vehicles.

The Impreza got a five-star ranking for occupant safety.

It joins Subaru’s symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Forester, Legacy, Outback and Tribeca with ANCAP’s highest possible star rating. Every new Subaru sold in New Zealand has a five star ANCAP crash test rating.

The Impreza has also achieved the top four-star pedestrian rating. Subaru says that makes it the first car sold in New Zealand to achieve the maximum double star rating, and only the second car worldwide.

ANCAP is backed by Land Transport New Zealand the New Zealand Automobile Association and all the major motoring organisations and statutory transport bodies in Australia.

ANCAP crash test procedures include a frontal offset crash at 64km/h, a side impact test at 50km/h and a pedestrian test, which indicates likely injuries to a person hit by a vehicle travelling at 40km/h.

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