Subaru Levorg Studio-02

The Subaru Levorg has received the full five-star rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), with an overall score of 35.85 out of a possible 37 points. The wagon was recently launched in Australia in three variants.

Electronic stability control is part of the Levorg’s safety equipment, along with seven airbags (dual-front and side, curtain and a driver’s knee). More impressively, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS), which are part of the Subaru EyeSight active safety system, comes as standard on all Levorg variants.

According to the assessment programme’s report, the Levorg managed to score 14.85 out of a possible 16 points in the frontal offset test, and the maximum 16 points in the side impact test. Pedestrian protection received a ‘Good’ rating as well.

Subaru Levorg Studio-04

“This is an impressive package in terms of safety. “The standout with this model is that it offers all three grades of AEB as standard across the model line-up. This means its owners will benefit from emergency braking intervention to avoid a crash with another car at low speed; high speed; as well as upon the detection of pedestrians in the path of the vehicle,” said ANCAP chief executive officer, James Goodwin.

“Very few models sold in Australia offer AEB as standard so this is a significant offering for a car in this category, and I would urge more manufacturers to follow suit,” he added, revealing that only six of the top 100 selling models available in Australia last year had AEB standard on all variants.

While the Australian-spec Levorg comes with the EyeSight system and a 2.0 litre turbo engine (264 hp/350 Nm), the Thailand-market model is devoid of the safety kit, and gets a 1.6 litre direct-injected turbo four-pot instead (167 hp/250 Nm). The Levorg is set to be launched in Malaysia later this year, and it remains to be seen what equipment we will receive when it makes landfall here.

GALLERY: Subaru Levorg (Thailand-market)