Subaru Levorg, the station wagon offering from Subaru has just received a 5-star Euro NCAP rating with the additional EyeSight package. This makes the Levorg the fifth Subaru model to receive the prestigious 5-star rating.
The EyeSight package features six autonomous technologies to further enhance the cars safety and will come as standard for customers in the UK. Among the technologies are Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure & Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Steering Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.
Unlike other manufacturers that collectively utilise cameras, radars or microwaves in their pre-collision safety net, the EyeSight only employs two camera lenses at the rear-view mirror to create a stereoscopic image. The camera can reliably detect pedestrians or objects in the poorest of visibility and will deploy the Pre-Collision Braking when needed. Subaru claims that accidents of up to 45km/h can be avoided completely while severity of high speeds accident can be reduced significantly.
The Levorg scored 92 percent in the Adult Occupant category, 83 percent in the Child Occupant category, 75 percent in Pedestrian category and 68 percent in Safety Assist.
In Malaysia, Subaru has the Levorg on sale in a sole 1.6 GTS guise fully imported from Japan. Priced from RM206k, the Malaysian spec Levorg is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged Boxer engine that puts out 168 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Power is sent to Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive via a Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifters.
Although our Levorg does not get the EyeSight package, it does come with six airbags, Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC), ABS with EBD, active torque vectoring, Si-Drive, brake assist, brake override, safety pedal system, electronic parking brake and tyre pressure monitoring system. Still a very substantial amount of safety kit.
However, considering that the EyeSight package is a standard affair for Levorgs in the UK, Subaru Malaysia may add these features into the mix. Especially when Subaru Japan revealed that all Subaru vehicles that were involved in an accident in Japan from 2010 to 2014, there was a 61 percent reduction in crashes for vehicles equipped with EyeSight compared to those without. Still think six airbags and ESC is enough for you?