Kajang, Malaysia, 13 November 2020 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) had recently performed a crash test of the new Nissan Kicks at its associated crash laboratory in Malaysia, i.e. MIROS Provisional CRASE Crash Centre (MIROS PC3). From the assessment, the five-seater SUV made a superb performance with a total score of 86.93 points in which it is awarded with 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating.
The accumulated scoring was from the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category at 47.31 points, Child Occupant Protection (COP) at 20.77 points and Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) with 18.85 points. As of this press release, the Nissan Kicks is currently available for the Indonesian, Singapore and Thailand market. The model offers a standard fitment across all its variants with a minimum of two airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for both frontal occupants. There are several safety assist technologies available in the Kicks either as standard or optional fitment comprising Intelligent Rear View Mirror, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Inter-Urban and Forward Collision Warning System (FCW). For this assessment, ASEAN NCAP tested the electric-powered model of the Nissan Kicks. The tested SUV was equipped with an e-POWER technology that combines 100% electric motor drive with a petrol engine which generates power to the vehicle while driving. A definite added-value feature to the consumers.
MIROS Director-General who is also ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General and Acting Chairman, Adjunct Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“Nissan Kicks was the first Nissan model of the electric-powered engine that ASEAN NCAP tested this year. We are proud that both the frontal offset and side impact tests were conducted at MIROS PC3, witnessed on-site by ASEAN NCAP officials. Despite the challenge of face-to-face communications and witness of the vehicle’s set-up and crash tests through video conference, we are thrilled the Nissan Kicks had made remarkable results from the assessment. Most importantly, we hope consumers will continue to support ASEAN NCAP work in order to elevate vehicle safety level in this region by choosing vehicles that are rated with 4-Star and above.”
An overview of the Nissan Kicks result is as follows.
Nissan Kicks’ press release can be downloaded here.