Published on December 9th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
5th-gen Subaru Forester Gets 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating
The current generation Subaru Forester has been awarded 5 Stars in the 2019 Euro NCAP safety test. The particular model tested has the hybrid variant with the e-BOXER powertrain, which hasn’t yet been released in Malaysia.
Regardless, all 5th-generation Forester models use the Subaru Global Platform for enhanced levels of safety compared to previous iterations of the vehicle.
Subaru Corporation announced that the Forester (“e-BOXER”-equipped European model) has won the highest five star overall rating in the 2019 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) safety performance test. This is Subaru’s 8th top rating in the Euro NCAP testing following the five star rating won by SUBARU XV and Impreza in the 2017 Euro NCAP safety performance test.
The Euro NCAP evaluates “Adult Occupant Protection”, “Child Occupant Protection”, “Vulnerable Road Users Protection” and “Safety Assist” and the Forester has registered outstanding scores in all four assessment areas, well above the minimum threshold required for five star rating. Notably, the Forester achieved the remarkable score in the Child Occupant Protection with maximum points in both the frontal and side barrier tests.
The fifth generation Forester is built on the Subaru Global Platform, which is designed to deliver higher levels of safety performance, driving enjoyment and ride comfort. The safety performance of Forester has been praised with important awards globally. In Japan, the Forester won the JNCAP First Prize in the 2018 Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) collision safety performance assessment and the highest rating of the ASV+++ (Advanced Safety Vehicle Triple Plus) in 2018 JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment.