SUBARU LAYS DOWN EYE­SIGHT GAUNT­LET

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THE 2017 Subaru Levorg Grand Tourer es­tate get even safer with the ad­di­tion of Eye­sight, Subaru’s unique ad­vanced col­li­sion avoid­ance tech­nol­ogy. Eye­sight has de­liv­ered a mas­sive 61% ac­ci­dent re­duc­tion on Subaru Out­back (pre­vi­ously the only model to have Subaru’s stereo­scopic cam­era safety sys­tem fit­ted) and is widely recog­nised as the class-lead­ing au­to­mo­tive col­li­sion avoid­ance sys­tem. New Levorg be­comes the fifth Subaru to score Euro NCAP’S pres­ti­gious five-star rat­ing.

Eye­sight fea­tures six tech­nolo­gies to max­imise safety: Pre- Col­li­sion Brak­ing, Pre- Col­li­sion Throt­tle Man­age­ment, Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol, Lane De­par­ture & Sway Warn­ing, Pre- Col­li­sion Steer­ing As­sist, and Lead Ve­hi­cle Start Alert. Eye­sight is con­sid­ered to be like hav­ing a sec­ond pair of ex­pert eyes be­side you in the car, con­stantly mon­i­tor­ing the road ahead for dan­gers and able to emer­gency brake com­pletely au­tonomously if re­quired.

Eye­sight func­tions en­tirely op­ti­cally. Subaru have placed cam­era lenses to the left and right of the rear-view mir­ror that cre­ate a stereo­scopic im­age to iden­tify haz­ards and max­imise safety for ve­hi­cle oc­cu­pants and other road users. The In­sur­ance In­dus­try love Eye­sight rat­ing it “Best in Class” and have slashed in­sur­ance pre­mi­ums on Eye­sight fit­ted Subarus.

Up to a speed of 28mph ac­ci­dents can be com­pletely avoided and sever­ity sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced at higher speeds. At the bot­tom end of the speed scale slow traf­fic “stop-start” bumps can be com­pletely erad­i­cated as Eye­sight pre­vents a dis­tracted driver from col­lid­ing into the rear of the car in front in queu­ing traf­fic. Such in­ci­dents are com­mon at ur­ban round­abouts and the frus­tra­tions get­ting re­pair quotes, loan cars, form fill­ing and li­a­bil­ity dis­putes can all be avoided.

“Eye­sight never tires or blinks. It’s the big­gest leap for­ward in ve­hi­cle safety tech­nol­ogy for a very long time and raises the stan­dard for the in­dus­try” said Subaru UK Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Paul He­garty on his most re­cent visit to Belfast. “Ve­hi­cle oc­cu­pants and fel­low road users safety are all en­hanced – Eye­sight can pick out brake lights, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans and warn the driver of im­mi­nent dan­gers ahead.”

“Only Subaru of­fer sym­met­ri­cal All Wheel Drive cars pow­ered by low-slung Boxer en­gines for max­i­mum grip and safety, at ev­ery­day prices. With Eye­sight we’ve set a new stan­dard, com­peti­tor sys­tems use radar and mi­crowave tech­nol­ogy that nei­ther “see” the road nor in­ter­pret dan­gers, the Amer­i­can In­sur­ance As­so­ci­a­tion rate com­peti­tors as ef­fec­tive at best up to 13mph”.

“Subaru’s pi­o­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy has raised the bar, again. Levorg was in­tro­duced to the UK barely a year ago with side im­pact de­tec­tion tech­nol­ogy fit­ted as stan­dard to en­hance safety when re­vers­ing in su­per­mar­ket car parks, and lane-chang­ing. Now with Eye­sight as stan­dard equip­ment Levorg GT is prob­a­bly the world’s most ad­vanced and tech­no­log­i­cally pro­tected car avail­able on the road to­day. Driv­ing is of course be­liev­ing, so for a warm wel­come and no-obli­ga­tion demon­stra­tion of Eye­sight visit any of our three NI Subaru spe­cial­ists East­wood Mo­tors in Lis­burn, West­ern Cars Enniskillen, Gorm­ley Mo­tors Dun­gan­non, or visit www.subaru.co.uk. We Subaru we never for­get, your safety is no ac­ci­dent.”

The 2017 Subaru Levorg Grand­tourer

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