Tokyo, October 6, 2017 - Subaru Corporation today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded their highest possible safety rating, 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) to the redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and WRX in addition to the 2018 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Forester and Impreza (when equipped with Optional EyeSight and specific headlights).

To earn the TSP+ award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests - small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints - an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.

In addition to across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings, the Crosstrek has optional front crash prevention that earns a superior rating. In IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, a Crosstrek equipped with Subaru's original EyeSight driver-assist system avoided collisions. It also has a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

Meanwhile, improved headlights boost the 2018 WRX into TSP+ territory. When equipped with high-beam assist and LED lights that come with the Limited trim, the 2018 WRX earns a good headlight rating.

Subaru is committed to offering a distinctive 'enjoyment and peace of mind' driving experience to customers worldwide through its brand statement of 'Confidence in Motion'. Subaru will continue to enhance 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.

*: 'Subaru XV' in markets outside North America.


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