ANCAP has awarded the Nissan Qashqai the maximum five-star safety rating, applicable to all petrol variants, on the basis of Euro NCAP testing. The small SUV achieved five-star scores in each of the four key areas of assessment, recording a score of 97 per cent in the safety assist pillar, the second highest score to date in the safety assist area of assessment.
According to ANCAP, the score was achieved through the standard fitment of an advanced and robust range of collision avoidance technologies.
Full points were scored for its active lane support, AEB junction and AEB back-over capabilities, while AEB pedestrian and AEB cyclist performance were also strong. High scores were awarded for the Qashqai’s performance in AEB car-to-car tests, and for its speed assistance system which helps drivers to manage the appropriate speed.
“Nissan is to be congratulated for the Qashqai’s range of active safety systems,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg. “The presence and performance of these features demonstrates the significant effort Nissan has made to offer the best safety equipment possible to Qashqai buyers.”
Maximum points were also awarded for the Qashqai’s ability to protect the driver in the destructive side impact and oblique pole tests. Adequate performance was recorded for the chest of the driver in the frontal offset and full width frontal tests, while marginal performance was noted in the full width test for the chest of the adult female dummy seated in the second row.
High scores were awarded for the Qashqai’s protection of child occupants, with an overall child occupant protection score of 93 per cent.
“By achieving these scores under ANCAP’s most stringent protocols, Nissan’s impressive safety performance will be welcomed by families and fleet buyers looking to purchase their next SUV,” Hoorweg said.