All-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER & XV e-BOXER have achieved the maximum five star overall rating in the 2019 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)
- Subaru awarded top rating for the 8th consecutive time in cars tested between 2009-2019
- Forester e-BOXER performed the best score ever for Subaru in the Adult and Child Occupant Protection
- Forester e-BOXER achieved the highest score ever in its class in the Child Occupant Protection test
Subaru Europe, the European subsidiary of Subaru Corporation, announced today that the all-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER) has achieved the maximum five star overall rating in the 2019 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) safety performance test. The all-new Subaru Forester e-BOXER has registered outstanding scores in all four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users, Safety Assist), well above the minimum threshold required and with a noticeable high overall average.
The all-new Forester achieved the highest score ever in its class in the Child Occupant Protection test. Euro NCAP commented in the official crash test report: “In both the frontal and side barrier tests, protection of all critical body areas was good for both dummies and the Forester scored maximum points in this part of the assessment. The front passenger airbag is automatically disabled when a rearward-facing child restraint is put in that seating position. Tests showed that the system worked robustly and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the Forester is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.” Not only for Child Occupant Protection, the Forester also performed the best score ever for Subaru in the Adult Occupant Protection.
To make the all-new Forester safer than ever, new advanced safety technologies have also been employed. It is available as standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (providing Autonomous Emergency Braking, lateral support functions and other functions) and adds to its increased safety package: Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD), Reverse Autonomous Emergency Braking, Side View Monitor and Driver Monitoring System, a new facial recognition technology that alerts the driver when detecting signs of fatigue or distraction while on the road.
In addition, the Subaru XV has been reconfirmed with the maximum five star rating with the e-BOXER version in 2019, following 2017 Euro NCAP safety test.