- Achieves highest score of any small family car in Euro NCAP's 2014 safety testing
- Result follows hat trick year - Euro NCAP accolades for 2014 - following a full set of five stars given to both the new X-Trail and the new Pulsar, strengthening the manufacturer's credentials as a brand to be trusted for quality and safety.
During front impact tests, the passenger compartment of the Qashqai remained stable, with dummy readings indicating good protection for the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. The driver dummy scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. Maximum points were also scored in the side barrier test with all parts of the body well protected.
Designed and engineered to offer the best possible levels of protection for children, the new Qashqai also shone in the Child Occupant tests. Based on readings from the child dummies used in the dynamic tests, the Qashqai scored maximum points for its protection of an 18-month old infant. Completing the report, the Qashqai's front bumper scored maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs.
A key factor in the Qashqai's strong Euro NCAP performance was its highly advanced network of safety features. Packaged together to form an innovative Nissan Safety Shield, the new Qashqai's electronic systems combine to offer the driver and occupants extremely high levels of passive protection. The new Qashqai's Safety Shield technologies incorporate Forward Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. The Nissan Safety Shield also features Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, systems made possible and accessible thanks to Nissan's acclaimed Around View Monitor technology.
Designed, engineered and built in Britain, the Nissan Qashqai continues to deliver an unrivalled package of technology, safety, practicality and efficiency. The achievements from the Euro NCAP test results are the latest in a succession of high-profile achievements recorded by Nissan and the new crossover. Production of the Qashqai has been seamlessly integrated into Nissan's record-breaking Sunderland (UK) plant, with a new model completed every 61 seconds.
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular Electric Vehicle with 97% performance satisfaction and 95% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.