Euro NCAP has awarded the all-new Nissan Leaf a maximum five-star safety rating under its new 2018 protocols.
The Leaf is the first car to be assessed against Euro NCAP’s improved and extended protocols for 2018. This year new tests which address key crash scenarios involving cars, pedestrians and now also the growing number of cyclists have been introduced.
In the Euro NCAP tests, the Leaf earned a 93% rating for adult safety and an 86% 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.
Advanced driver assistance systems packaged on the car include technologies such as camera and radar to provide benefits such as pedestrian recognition and form the basis of Nissan’s ProPILOT system – which has recently been added to the Qashqai SUV - for safer, more confident driving.
Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director at 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.”