WHAT'S INSIDE: Smart engineering, exceptionally rigid construction and advanced technologies are ready to keep dangerous impact energy away from the vehicle's occupants, just in case.
WHAT IT DOES: Whilst a collision sometimes can be unavoidable, you can have peace of mind knowing you're always surrounded by a vehicle that's proven to help protect.
Occupant protection is a high priority in every element of the Subaru XV-from the major features such as seats, to the smaller ones like the pedals. Its energy-absorbing body structure is smartly strengthened with high tensile-strength steel in critical areas, minimising the impact force that can reach the cabin whilst increasing bending stiffness. In addition, an array of advanced interior safety features help protect occupants directly.
Made for the urban landscape, the Subaru XV provides a high level of pedestrian protection. Shock-absorbing space between the bonnet and engine helps reduce pedestrian injury if an accident were to happen, as do an energy-absorbing front bumper and a specially designed area around the windshield wipers.
The Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames strengthen the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This helps divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. The frames for the Subaru XV feature high-tensile steel designs that are strong and rigid yet lighter weight.
Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place. And the Subaru XV now features whiplash-reducing front seats and active head restraints that can help better protect front occupants from injury during a rear collision. Even the rear seats have been optimised for protection, with the seating position moved back to reduce the effects of a side impact. Front, front-side and curtain SRS*1 airbags are now standard. Also, tether and ISO-FIX anchors - which don't compromise luggage room - facilitate easy installation of compatible child safety seats.
Now sitting lower than ever due to the low centre of gravity design of the Boxer Engine, the engine, transmission and other drivetrain components are designed to avoid crashing into the cabin in the event of a frontal collision.
*1 SRS = Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.
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