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12th February, 2006

Subaru’s new B9 Tribeca – which goes on sale in Australia late this year or early next year, at the latest – has been awarded top crash test ratings by America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The US-built SUV scored an outstanding 5-stars for both front and side crash-protection – the maximum achievable.

These tests are based on the risk of driver and passenger head and chest injury in a frontal collision and chest injury for front and rear seat passengers in a side impact.

In addition, Subaru’s new flagship also performed with distinction in the tough roll-over tests, earning 4-stars.

The Tribeca was given a low 16 per cent chance of rolling over and a ‘No-tip’ dynamic test result.

This compares with an average 30 per cent chance of overturning among all US-market SUVs and a range between 12 and 19 per cent for passenger cars.

To be exhibited at the forthcoming 76th Geneva International Motor Show, the B9 Tribeca features a 3.0 litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine, five-speed automatic gearbox and full-time symmetrical all-wheel drive and Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control (SVDC).

It went on sale in the USA, Canada and Chile last year and further exports will begin late 2006. Europe, Japan and Australia are the new markets chosen thus far.

Australian Tribecas will most likely be available in two 5-seat trim levels and one 7-seat luxury-spec version.

Other Subaru news: here.

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