The new generation Nissan Qashqai received five stars from the Australian crash tester ANCAP in the 2021 Euro NCAP test.
The Qashqai scored 91 percent for protecting adult passengers, 93 percent for protecting children, 74 percent for protecting vulnerable road users and 97 percent for safety assistance.
The five-star rating applies to all Qashqai petrol variants offered locally, with a future petrol-electric Qashqai e-Power not yet rated.
Local release of Qashqai with gasoline engine is planned in November, and ePower variants will appear in 2023.
Nissan Qashqai achieved the second highest score in the area of safety system assessment, not equaling the first place with Tesla Model Y by one percent.
The crash-testing body said this safety assistance score was achieved thanks to the standard fitment of an “advanced and reliable range of collision avoidance technologies”.
Full marks were awarded to the Qashqai for active lane keeping and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) capabilities at junctions and reversing, with high marks awarded for AEB car-to-car tests and speed assist performance.
“Nissan is to be congratulated on the Qashqai’s suite of active safety systems,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Horweg.
“The availability and performance of these features demonstrates Nissan’s significant efforts to offer Qashqai buyers the best safety equipment.”
ANCAP also praised the Qashqai’s high crash test scores, awarding it full marks for its ability to protect the driver in the side impact and pillar crash tests.
It found the driver’s chest performance in frontal offset and full-width front to be adequate, scoring 2.69 and 3.66 respectively out of a possible 4.
An insignificant result was also noted in the full-width test of the chest of an adult female dummy seated in the second row.
“Achieving these scores under ANCAP’s most stringent protocols, Nissan’s impressive safety record will be welcomed by families and fleet buyers looking to purchase their next SUV,” Ms Horweg said.
The Nissan Qashqai has the following standard safety equipment for all grades in Australia:
- Front, front side, curtain and front central airbags
- ISOFIX x 2, top tethers x 3
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Reverse AEB
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane departure warning with active lane intervention
- Active intervention in the blind spot
- Recognition of traffic signs
- Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter
- High beam assistant
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Fastening reminders on the front and back
The Qashqai is the latest small SUV on sale in Australia to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating under the latest 2020-2022 protocols, including GWM Haval Jolion.
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