The upcoming Subaru Forester has been given a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), putting it among the best in class for adult and child protection.
The vehicle is due on sale in the UK in summer 2013 and joins the manufacturer’s portfolio of super-safe All-Wheel Drive models.
Haydn Davies, marketing director at Subaru UK, said: “This is a strong result for a model that has consistently been one of our best-sellers, and the all-new Forester\’s active, passive and hazard avoidance technologies will make it one of the safest cars on and off the road.”
He added that the new model is more practical, economical and refined that its predecessor.
The Forester scored highly in all four areas that it was tested on, including pedestrian protection and safety assist, which in part is down to Subaru’s unique ring-shaped reinforcement frame body and the use of high-tensile steel.
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