2012 Subaru Impreza named the IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick image

The North American division of Subaru has recently announced that its 2012 Impreza model has been named the IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick.

“Our customers take their safety very seriously and so we are very pleased that IIHS has recognized us again with a TOP SAFETY PICK winner for all our qualifying models. To be able to include the redesigned 2012 Impreza to the list is an outstanding success and a tribute to the engineering that goes into our products. The IIHS reinforces to our customers that Subaru maintains the highest standards to produce vehicles that are fun-to- drive, durable, reliable as well as safe”, said the executive VP and COO of Subaru of America, Tom Doll.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the new Subaru Impreza has been awarded with the 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is recognizing vehicles which in the testing do the best job in protecting people in front, side, rear and now even rollover crashes, ranking them in terms of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with the “good” rank being the top in the Institute tests. Winners of the award must also come with ESC (Electronic Stability Control).