The Tribune (NZ) - - MID WEEK MOTORING -

Subaru has launched its Legacy wagon/Im­preza WRX hatch-re­plac­inG Levorg in New Zealand, just as it has been awarded a fives­tar safety rat­ing from the Aus­tralian New Car As­sess­ment Pro­gramme (ANCAP).

The Levorg comes stan­dard with an impressive list of the lat­est safety fea­tures in­clud­ing Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Con­trol (ESC), Emer­gency Brake As­sist (EBA) and three stages of Au­tonomous Emer­gency Brak­ing (AEB), en­abling it to avoid a crash or slow down at high speeds, low speeds and when it de­tects a pedes­trian in the path of the ve­hi­cle.

‘‘We’re in­creas­ingly see­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of­fer AEB as a stan­dard fea­ture in the new cars re­leased so far this year, some­thing that wasn’t as com­mon in New Zealand last year,’’ says AA mo­tor­ing ser­vices gen­eral man­ager Stella Stocks. ‘‘It’s still rare to see all three AEB func­tions of­fered as stan­dard. It’s great to see Subaru dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing it­self this way.’’

Subaru Levorg GT-S

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