The new 2021 Nissan Juke has been awarded a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, allowing it to arrive in Australia with top safety honours. The vehicle was tested overseas where Euro NCAP also awarded the Juke a five-star safety rating.
The SUV received an excellent score for adult and child occupant protection in the side impact test with 94 per cent and 87 per cent respectively, and 81 per cent for vulnerable road user protection for pedestrians and cyclists. The vehicle also scored a 71 per cent rating for accident avoidance.
“We’re proud of the Juke’s strong performance, and especially proud that so much of Nissan’s advanced safety technology will be offered as standard right across the Juke range,” said Stephen Lester, Managing Director of Nissan Australia. “With intelligent emergency braking that can detect cars, pedestrians and cyclists, lane departure warning, intelligent lane intervention, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and so much more offered on every model, we’re happy to say that safety is not an optional extra on the all-new Juke.”
The vehicle features several active safety systems including intelligent emergency braking, which warns the driver and applies the brakes if the car anticipates an impact with a vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist. Also included are forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and intelligent lane intervention, with the latter automatically employing the brakes to ease a wandering vehicle back into its lane. The safety systems are all standard across the range.
Nissan says it has also thinned the A-pillars between the windscreen and door frames while maintaining the same strength with the use of ultra-high strength steel. Automatic LED headlights with high beam assist, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and intelligent driver alert are also standard.
The 2021 Juke will be available in Nissan dealerships around the middle of the year, with full pricing and specification to be revealed closer to official launch.