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We’re delighted to announce that all-new Forester e-BOXER – the first self-charging hybrid from Subaru – has achieved the maximum 5-star rating in the 2019 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) safety performance test. All-new Forester also achieved the highest ever score in its class for Child Occupant Protection. We’re immensely proud of this achievement – because our commitment to keeping you and your family safe is at the heart of everything we do.

All-new Forester registered outstanding scores in all four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users and Safety Assist), well above the minimum threshold required and with a notably high overall average.

Euro NCAP commented in the official crash test report: "In both the frontal and side barrier tests, protection of all critical body areas was good for both dummies and the Forester scored maximum points in this part of the assessment. The front passenger airbag is automatically disabled when a rearward-facing child restraint is put in that seating position. Tests showed that the system worked robustly and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the Forester is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car."

A host of new technologies ensure that all-new Forester is safer than ever. The third vehicle to be built on Subaru’s Global Platform, Forester’s body strength has increased by 40%. In the event of a collision, the frame can absorb and safely dissipate more energy. The new frame design also improves energy dispersal, directing more energy safely beneath the seating compartment.

In addition, all-new Forester is fitted with a range of passive and active safety technologies as standard, further increasing safety credentials. Standard features include EyeSight Driver Assist Technology; Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD); Reverse Automatic Braking; Side View Monitor and Driver Monitoring System, a new facial recognition technology that alerts the driver to re-focus when it detects signs of fatigue or distraction while on the road.

All Subaru SUVs – plus Levorg and Impreza – boast the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating and are available with a range of advanced safety features fitted as standard. We remain committed to building the safest cars on the road today.

The latest Euro NCAP test results prove that all-new Forester really is better where it matters. Because nothing matters more than safety.

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