Named the safest Japanese car

Named the safest Japanese car


Subaru Levorg was named the safest new Japanese car. The station wagon received the highest score from the JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program).

Subaru Levorg earned the maximum five JNCAP stars under the 2020 protocol. Only vehicles that have received an “A” rating in crash tests and the performance of preventive safety systems can qualify for such a mark.

The five-door was given 186.91 points out of 190 possible. This is the highest result among all cars tested in 2020.

As part of the tests, JNCAP carries out two frontal impacts – at a speed of 64 km / h against a 40% deformable overlap, and also at a speed of 55 km / h against a non-deformable barrier. In addition, a side crash test, bench tests of seats (imitation of a rear impact), a front end injury test when a pedestrian collides with a pedestrian, checks of preventive safety systems, an emergency call system, etc. are carried out.

In the video published, you can see how Levorg easily coped with all kinds of obstacles: a static and moving car, a pedestrian who suddenly came out from behind other vehicles, including at night. The car did not allow a single collision. All trim levels are equipped with a pedestrian airbag (it shoots out from under the hood and covers the roof pillars).

Recall that the second generation Subaru Levorg station wagon has been on sale in Japan since October 2020. It is equipped only with a 1.8-liter boxer gasoline turbo engine with direct fuel injection, its power is 177 hp, torque is 300 Nm. The engine has a CB18 index and is combined with a continuously variable Lineartronic variator. Full drive with rear axle clutch.

Car prices in Japan start at 3,102,000 yen (about $ 28,500 at current exchange rates).

As a reminder, Subaru Levorg bears the title of “Car of the Year in Japan – 2020-2021”.

Toyota Harrier, Nissan Dayz, Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit also received five JNCAP stars.

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