Nissan LEAF earns top safety marks | Awards - Car News Apr 2018

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15:43 Wednesday 25 Apr 2018

The zero-emission Nissan LEAF has scored top marks in Euro NCAP tests.

It is the first car to have undergone the more stringent Euro NCAP test introduced for 2018, and emerged with a five-star safety rating.

Chief amongst the new areas tested by Euro NCAP are those assessing the performance of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems. AEB systems were already tested for their effectiveness in reducing car-to-car front-to-rear collisions, but for 2018 the tests have been extended. They now include an offset collision test, a pedestrian detection test during darkness, and a test for avoiding collisions with cyclists.

The Nissan LEAF performed strongly in the new tests, and in the side pole crash test the car achieved maximum points.

 

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