Subaru Wins 2nd Grand Prix Award in JNCAP Assessment

The Japan-spec Subaru Forester recently bagged the Grand Prix Award in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) collision safety performance assessment.

The Japanese market-specification Forester earned 96.5, the highest score on the tests based on the 2018-2019 assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victim’s Aid (NASVA).

The said Forester also received the Advanced Safety Vehicle Triple Plus (ASV +++) rating, the highest rating in the 2018-2019 JNCAP preventive safety performance assessment.

The recent award in JNCAP collision safety performance assessment is the second Grand Prix award for Subaru--the first was for the Impreza and XV in the 2016-2017 assessment.

Based on the statement, the Grand Prix awards "reflects Subaru's commitment to its all-around safety principle."

The new Forester employs the Subaru Global Platform, a new common architecture used in Subaru vehicles, and enhances passenger protection with improved energy absorption compared to the previous generation of the model.

Combined with the optimized body structure and proper layout of high-tensile steels, the Forester improved passenger protection for frontal, side and rear-end impacts with minimal weight increase.

Forester also has pedestrian protection airbag as standard equipment. A pressure sensor inside the front bumper determines whether the vehicle has collided with a pedestrian, and the airbag covers the wipers and the bottom of the front pillars right after the collision is detected to reduce the impact on the pedestrian’s head.

Subaru vowed to continue enhancing its primary, active, passive, and pre-crash safety technologies under its 'all-around safety' principle, which underpins enjoyment and peace of mind for all drivers and passengers, and target to eliminate traffic accident deaths by 2030.

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