Subaru has some of the safest cars in the market today. Over the years, their offerings have been awarded top marks for safety, and it's something they have been proud of over the years. Their newest car, the Levorg, is no different.
In the latest round of crash testing, the all-new wagon received five stars from the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). Not only that, it bagged a near-perfect score along the way. Just how safe is it, you ask? Out of a maximum of 190 points, the tally for the Levorg was 186.91 points. That's good enough for a 98% rating.
The breakdown of the scores was just as impressive. In crash protection, it scored 96.91 points out of a maximum of 100. Testers praised the Levorg's chassis integrity and the effectiveness of its crumple zones. Because of that, the dummies recorded low impact forces, meaning the car absorbed most of the damage and transferred only a little of it to the occupants. The agency's results also showed that the injury criteria consistently stayed below or within the lower limits.
But these days, having a solid chassis isn't enough to give it five stars. JNCAP also rates active safety systems such as stability control, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. When it came to collision avoidance, the Levorg was awarded a perfect score for its EyeSight system. It even got extra points for its ability to call emergency services automatically in case of an accident. Since most Subaru models in the Philippines come with EyeSight, you can expect these features in the local version once it's launched.
This is the second accolade given to the second-generation Subaru Levorg. Before the JNCAP award, the Levorg has already been crowned Japan Car of the Year 2020-2021. Not only was it dubbed Japan's top new car, but it's also among the safest ones out there.
Subaru Philippines said they will launch the redesigned Levorg in the first half of 2022. With the awards it's been getting so far, we have high expectations for this model.