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Subaru Outback Wins Japan New Car Assessment Program Best Award 2021; with the highest overall five-star vehicle evaluation score

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Tokyo † Subaru Corporation announced today that the Outback (Japan model) won the Best Award 2021 in Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims Assistance (NASVA). After the Best Award 2020 won by the Levorg last year, Subaru has won JNCAP’s highest award for 2 years in a row.

Outback Limited EX (Japan model) 	JNCAP Best Award 2021

In JNCAP 2021, the Five Star Award will be presented to vehicles equipped with an automatic accident emergency call system and having received the ‘A grade’ evaluation for both crashworthiness performance and preventive safety performance. The Outback has been awarded ‘A grade’ in the respective safety performance categories and with its Advanced Automatic Collision Notification system available under Subaru STARLINK connected services. Of all five-star vehicles, the Outback has earned the highest overall evaluation points (185.02 out of 190 points) and received the 2021 JNCAP Best Award.

In terms of crash safety performance, the Outback has adopted the combination of Subaru Global Platform and full inner frame construction, which achieves higher rigidity and crash absorption compared to the previous model. In addition, a second loading path construction has been applied with the aim of reducing damage in the event of an accident not only to the occupants of the own vehicle, but also to those of the crash partner. The Outback protects driver and passengers with eight standard airbags, and a pedestrian protection airbag is also standard equipment to reduce impact on pedestrians.

In terms of preventive safety performance, the new generation of EyeSight with wider viewing angle is standard equipment on all Outback models, along with the newly added Electric Brake Booster which improves the responsiveness of the brake assist to avoid collisions at intersections in various situations.

Pursuing the goal of ‘bringing all happiness’ Subaru will continue to improve safety through its primary, driving, passive, preventive and newly added connected safety technologies according to its ‘all-round safety’ principle, underlying enjoyment and peace of mind for all drivers and passengers. With these efforts, we aim to achieve zero fatal road accidents*1 by 2030.

https://www.nasva.go.jp/mamoru/en/assessment_car/detail/100

*1: Zero fatal road accidents among occupants of Subaru vehicles and people that collided with Subaru vehicles, including pedestrians and cyclists.

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