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The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants. Other standard safety features include lane support system and adaptive cruise control.

The Levorg received full marks for all aspects of the side-impact test, along with the pole test, scoring an overall 35.85 out of a possible 37 points.

Featuring dual-front and side, curtain and a driver’s knee airbag, along with numerous safety assist technologies, the new wagon’s suite of standard safety equipment sees it meet the latest ANCAP standards for a five-star rating.

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James Goodwin, ANCAP chief executive officer, said: “[The Levorg] 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 mode line-up.”

“This means that 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,” Goodwin added.

Adding to the occupant safety tests, the Levorg also managed a ‘Good’ level of pedestrian protection, scoring 28.31 out of 36 points for the pedestrian protection test.

With the Subaru Levorg having just launched in Australia, you can get more information on Subaru’s new sportwagon by seeing our pricing and specifications article here, or you can read our launch review here.

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