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WIN­TER in­com­ing. Slip­pery roads, stand­ing wa­ter and greasy round­abouts. Made trick­ier by dark nights and on­com­ing head­lights. In­creased dan­gers for you and your loved ones on the school or shop­ping run and daily com­mute.

What price safety? Sadly, few con­sider ve­hi­cle safety till it’s too late.

Not all cars are equal, one man­u­fac­turer that stands apart is Subaru. The in­ven­tors of the All Wheel Drive sys­tem for cars and long-term pro­po­nents of match­ing sym­met­ri­cal AWD to a Boxer en­gine lay­out to get max­i­mum grip and a low cen­tre of grav­ity for im­pec­ca­ble road hold­ing, their mo­tor­sport her­itage is proof of su­pe­rior ve­hi­cle de­sign.

“There are few snow­bound moun­tain passes or ice-locked routes in North­ern Ire­land, for­tu­nately, but in re­al­ity treach­er­ous cor­ners with fuel, or even farm spillages are ev­ery day oc­cur­rences, as is gravel on un­made road sur­faces,” said Subaru’s NI Man­ager Alas­tair Kerr.

“More and more we come across stand­ing wa­ter on our roads, it’s no longer sea­sonal. These are po­ten­tially lethal haz­ards and can be fright­en­ing con­di­tions for driv­ers, all year round.”

“The beauty of Subaru’s drive sys­tem is each wheel grips at all four cor­ners, all the time. There’s no loss of trac­tion be­fore a de­fault kicks in, as found on cheaper, in­fe­rior al­ter­na­tives. Subaru’s AWD is the best on the mar­ket, in our opin­ion.

“Our SUV’S are fan­tas­tic of­froad too and a firm favourite of farm­ers and vets — but most buy­ers just want the peace of mind know­ing that in a Subaru you are in con­trol, what­ever the weather throws at you.

“We de­sign pro­tec­tion into all our cars. Look un­der the rear doors of a Subaru and you’ll find steel beams that in­ter­lock with the chas­sis, to pro­tect pas­sen­gers from po­ten­tially se­ri­ous side im­pacts.

“Our Boxer en­gines are de­signed to shear off and go down and un­der the car in event of a heavy front end col­li­sion, shield­ing front pas­sen­gers from cabin intrusion.

“No­body likes to plan for ac­ci­dents, but we really be­lieve our cars of­fer not just class-lead­ing pro­tec­tion, but also min­imise your chances of be­ing in an ac­ci­dent in the first place, by max­imis­ing con­trol in ad­verse con­di­tions.

“It’s no co­in­ci­dence that in Amer­ica we’ve been out­selling the Ger­man Brands com­bined.

“The in­de­pen­dent Amer­i­can In­sur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion rated our Out­back Eye­sight col­li­sion avoid­ance sys­tem the Best in Class.

“Eye­sight is like a sec­ond pair of eyes, con­stantly read­ing the road ahead, ready to re­act when you don’t. It’s the best de­sign in the mar­ket — stereo­scopic cam­eras that iden­tify dan­gers ahead.”

“Our cus­tomers are pre­pared to pay a lit­tle ex­tra for a lot more safety and peace of mind.

“All wheel drive doesn’t mean thirsty on fuel, far from it. You may pay a lit­tle more up front at pur­chase, but what price safety?

“You and your loved ones are well worth it, Subaru resid­u­als hold strongly — world­wide de­mand ex­ceeds fac­tory pro­duc­tion and that keeps used val­ues high.

“Come and try one for your­self, it’s one de­ci­sion few re­gret.”

Subaru Forester

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