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  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awarded to new Subaru Legacy and Outback
  • 2015 Subaru Outback confirmed for South Africa
  • 2015 Subaru Legacy still under consideration for local market

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States has recognised the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback as winners of coveted 2014 Top Safety Pick+ awards.

The redesigned Subaru Legacy achieved the highest possible rating of ‘good’ in the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations of front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush and rear impact. The sedan also received a ‘superior’ rating in the Institute’s front crash avoidance testing.

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback also achieved the highest possible rating of ‘good’ in the Institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, as well as a ‘superior’ rating in the front crash avoidance testing.

Subaru continues to hold more 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick awards than any other brand. Seven Subaru models, including the BRZ, WRX/STI and XV, have earned 2014 safety awards from IIHS – four with Top Safety Pick and three with Top Safety Pick+ including the Forester, Legacy and Outback.

“While timing cannot yet be confirmed, the 2015 Subaru Outback will see South African roads in the future,” comments Subaru Southern Africa Marketing Manager, Ashley Lazarus. “The stellar safety performances of both the all-new Outback and Legacy once again go to prove the unwavering dedication to safety enforced by Subaru engineers, who integrate leading safety features like Subaru’s Ring-Shaped ReinforcementT body structure to ensure all Subaru vehicles are as safe as can be. We are delighted to add two more Top Safety Pick+ awards to our safety arsenal!”

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is still under consideration for the South African market.