In order to sell the new Levorg in Europe, or at least try to sell it, Subaru had to overcome the strict EuroNCAP safety test. And it looks the new Levorg managed to achieve a maximum number of stars.
Levorg is the fifth Subaru model to score Euro NCAP’s prestigious five-star rating. Fitted as standard to every Subaru Levorg ordered, EyeSight features six technologies to maximise safety: Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure & Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Steering Assist, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
While systems from other manufacturers use various sensor technologies such as camera and radar or microwaves, EyeSight functions purely optically. The Subaru technicians have placed two camera lenses to the left and right of the rear-view mirror that together create a stereoscopic image.
Pre-Collision braking can also reliably capture pedestrians in dark clothing in un-lit areas, as commonly found throughout rural areas, and when needed initiate emergency braking. Up to a speed of 28mph accidents can be completely avoided and the severity significantly reduced at higher speeds.
Euro NCAP awarded Levorg 92% in the Adult Occupant category, 83% in the Child Occupant category, and 75% in Pedestrian and 68% in Safety Assist, both new areas for the tougher 2016 test.