Subaru Corporation has been awarded the highest ever score in Japan New Cars Assessment Program (JNCAP).

The new XV crossover SUV and Impreza have both been crash tested to a record high score, know as the Grand Prix Award. Its final JNCAP crash test score was 199.7 points.

The domestic specification vehicles were subjected to a “full wrap” frontal collision test into an immovable flat object, a typical frontal offset test we conduct in Australian ANCAP tests, likewise a side collision test, as well as a rear collision test (not conducted here), and of course pedestrian protection.

The XV received an additional Special Award for fitting a pedestrian protection airbag as standard, on top of the EyeSight collision avoidance suite (read details on EyeSight in our upcoming issue of FleetDrive).

Watch the gut-wrenching “Full Wrap” frontal crash test video here.