Tokyo, December 17, 2015 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Subaru XV and Impreza, equipped with Subaru’s unique “EyeSight” driver assist system, have received the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle-Plus (ASV+) in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) preventive safety performance assessment conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport (MLIT) and the National Agency for Automotive Safet y & Victims’ Aid (NASVA).
From this fiscal year, the JNCAP preventive safety performance assessment involves rear visibility test for capability evaluation of displays that provide the driver with information captured by rear-facing cameras in addition to testing two systems, the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Subaru XV and Impreza each achieved the ASV+ rating with the highest possible score of 46 points. The Subaru XV Hybrid and Impreza Sport Hybrid achieved the ASV+ ratings with a score of 45.3 points.
All of Subaru’s EyeSight-equipped models ever tested in the assessment so far have been awarded with the ASV+ designations – a testament to the EyeSight’s strong pre-crash safety performance.
*1: Equipped with the latest generation EyeSight (“EyeSight (ver.3)” in Japan) and a rear view camera
*2: Test target: Vehicle
*3: Equipped with the previous generation EyeSight (“EyeSight (ver.2)” in Japan) and a rear view camera
Subaru XV (Japanese specs.) Impreza (Japanese specs.)