Australia’s independent crash tester ANCAP has awarded the new Nissan Juke a five-star safety rating.
The second-generation Juke scored 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child protection, 81 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assist.
"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 Director – Communications & 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 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, and its autonomous emergency braking function able to detect and avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians and cyclists across a range of speeds and scenarios."
"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," Mrs Robson said.
ANCAP also noted the Juke's active lane support and autonomous emergency braking capability at highway speeds were good, however, the system is not capable of intervening in the more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios.
The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Australian and New Zealand variants of the Juke.
Nissan Australia has confirmed the new Juke will arrive locally in mid-2020.
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