AUSTRALASIA’S leading independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has awarded the new Nissan Juke a 5-star safety rating, thanks to a good all round safety performance during testing.
The second generation Juke arrives in Australia and New Zealand with robust scores in each of the four key areas of ANCAP safety assessment, including 94 per cent for adult occupant protection.
“The Nissan Juke is a good all-round safety performer, scoring full marks for adult and child occupant protection in the side impact test, and high scores in each of the other destructive crash tests,” said ANCAP’s director of communications and advocacy, Rhianne Robson.
“It also achieved full marks in our child restraint installation assessment which provides guidance to parents on the vehicle’s ability to safely accommodate a range of child restraints in each of the rear seating positions.”
The Nissan Juke also achieved 87 per cent in child occupant protection, 81 per cent in vulnerable road user protection and 71 per cent in safety assist.
Mrs Robson said the safety of those outside the vehicle has also been considered in the design and specification of the Juke, with the front bumper providing good protection to the legs and pelvis of pedestrians.
“Its autonomous emergency braking function is able to detect and avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians and cyclists across a range of speeds and scenarios,” she said.
“This is an important feature that buyers should be aware of, particularly since this vehicle is likely to be driven more in urban areas with high levels of pedestrian and cyclist activity.”
So far this year, 19 per cent of all Australian road fatalities were pedestrians or pedal cyclists. The performance of the Nissan Juke’s active lane support and autonomous emergency braking capability at highway speeds was also marked as good.
It did however lose points for the fact the system is not capable of intervening in the more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios.
Further model specifications and pricing of the 2020 Nissan Juke will be announced closer to its June launch.