New 2014 Subaru Forester earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK
Information contained on this page is provided by companies via press release distributed through PR Newswire, an independent third-party content provider. PR Newswire, WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
Subaru remains the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all
models for the fourth consecutive year (2010-2013).
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to
announce that the completely redesigned 2014 Forester has earned the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) top award for good
performance in its moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear
impact evaluations. This distinction has helped Subaru become the only
automaker to earn a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK for every model it builds.
"Safety is always top of mind as we aim to inspire confidence and peace
of mind on every road in all conditions," said Shiro Ohta, president
and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. "Subaru's ring-shaped reinforcement
frame has been proven in more than a decade of use. This design
provides excellent protection with the structure increasing cabin
rigidity and absorbing impact energy from any direction."
TOP SAFETY PICK recognizes vehicles that, in IIHS testing, do the best
job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes
based on 'good' ratings in each category. The IIHS ranks in terms of
Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with 'good' as the top rank
possible in Institute tests. Winners also must have electronic
"For four consecutive years, Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer
with the distinction of earning IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK awards for every
model it builds," said Institute president Adrian Lund. "Subaru
deserves praise for making safety a top priority."
To qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK, vehicles must have good ratings for
occupant protection in the moderate overlap frontal, side impact,
rollover and rear tests. IIHS rates vehicles as good, acceptable,
marginal or poor based on performance. The Institute's frontal
crashworthiness evaluations are based on results of a 40 mph moderate
overlap frontal crash. Side evaluations are based on performance in a
crash test in which the side of a vehicle is struck by a barrier moving
at 31 mph. The barrier represents the front end of a pickup or SUV.
Rear crash protection is rated according to a two-step procedure.
Starting points for the ratings are measurements of head restraint
geometry - the height of a restraint and its horizontal distance behind
the back of an average-size man. In the roof strength test, a metal
plate is pushed against one side of a roof at a displacement rate of
0.2 inch per second. To earn a good rating for rollover protection, the
roof must withstand a force of four times the vehicle's weight before
reaching five inches of crush. This is called a strength-to-weight
About Subaru Canada, Inc. Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada.
Tuesday, April 30 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-04-30 14:26:26 GMT
Everyone winterized their car. However, when spring comes around, many people do not know how to prep their car for warmer weather. Brian Barth from Smyth Auto stopped by FOX19 on Tuesday morning withMore >>
Smyth Autho gives six helpful tips to prep your car for spring.More >>
Thursday, March 1 2012 11:40 AM EST2012-03-01 16:40:47 GMT
According to Chrysler Group LLC, the Jeep brand has posted its best February sales since 2008, with an increase of 40 percent compared to February 2011. All of the models have increased more than 20 percent.More >>
With millions of cars sold around the world each year, 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion group, compiled a list of the 10 best selling cars of all time. Included are cars new and old from across the globe. More >>
With millions of cars sold around the world each year, 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion group, compiled a list of the 10 best selling cars of all time. Included are cars new and old from across the globe.More >>
Tuesday, May 24 2011 2:52 PM EDT2011-05-24 19:52:01 GMT
With a few computer keystrokes in an office at its headquarters, Chrysler Group LLC sent $7.6 billion to the U.S. and Canadian governments on Tuesday, paying off most of the bailout money that saved the company from financial disaster just two years ago.More >>
Friday, February 25 2011 11:46 AM EST2011-02-25 16:46:46 GMT
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 2.6 percent as stronger demand for its products helped offset rapidly rising raw materials costs. The company is also raising tire prices next month for the second time this year and plans to boost production.More >>