The second-generation Nissan LEAF just received a 5-star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests, matching the 5-star received from the Japan New Car Assessment Program.
The new LEAF was the first car tested by Euro NCAP under its stringent new 2018 protocol.
- 93% rating for Adult Occupant
- 86% rating for Child Occupant
- 71% rating forVulnerable Road Users
- 71% rating forSafety Assist
"The LEAF is the first car to be assessed against Euro NCAP’s improved and extended protocols for 2018. The 2018 protocol sees the introduction of a raft of new tests which address key crash scenarios involving cars, pedestrians and now also the growing number of cyclists.
In these Euro NCAP tests, the LEAF earned a 93 per cent rating for adult safety and an 86 per cent rating for child protection. The safety rating is determined from a series of vehicle tests that, in a simplified way, reflect important real-life accident scenarios that could result in injuries.
New LEAF 5-star rating reflects the advanced driver assistance systems packaged on the car. Technologies such as camera and radar feature extensively to provide benefits such a pedestrian recognition and form the basis of Nissan’s acclaimed ProPILOT system for safer, more confident driving."
Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, explained:
“The Euro NCAP announcement proves what we have known for a long time – that the new Nissan LEAF has exceptional safety standards and is a true pioneer in the EV space. This shows that our customers can fully trust our Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, we are on a path to transform the way we drive and the way we live”.
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