The 2010 Subaru Legacy has been officially named ‘Japan’s safest car’, after being awarded the Grand Prix 09/10 in Japan’s New Car Assessment Programme (JNCAP).
This is the third consecutive year in which a Subaru vehicle has taken the jury’s top honours. Following in the footsteps of the Impreza in 2007 and the Forester in 2008, the Subaru Legacy was the only vehicle out of the 17 tested to receive the coveted award.
The Legacy was rated as the safest passenger car in the collision safety performance tests for driver and front passenger. It also achieved the highest rating in the pedestrian head protection test.
This latest accolade for Legacy comes hot on the heels of myriad other international crash test achievements. It received the top five-star rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), was awarded five stars for occupant safety in the latest Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), and was named ‘2010 Top Safety Pick’ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US.
Subaru UK Marketing Director, Kenyon Neads, commented: “It’s clear from the number of top scores awarded to the Legacy in crash tests right around the world that it is one of the safest cars on sale today. When you combine these impressive safety scores with our trademark permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, world renowned boxer engines and the Legacy’s superb interior space and practicality, the result is a unique and highly desirable family car proposition.”