Safety first, for everyone
New Nissan QASHQAI awarded maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating across the range
- The all-new Nissan QASHQAI has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating across its entire range following testing in Europe.
- The five-star rating applies to QASHQAI ST, ST+, ST-L and Ti models, ensuring total peace of mind across all model grades.
- The QASHQAI scored 91% in Adult Occupant Protection, 93% in Child Occupant Protection and a near-perfect 97% in Safety Assist.
- The QASHQAI is built on the Alliance CMF-C platform, which features advanced materials and new production techniques for a more rigid structure.
- Core advanced safety systems are offered across the entire QASHQAI range.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (October 17, 2022) – The new Nissan QASHQAI has been awarded the maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating across its entire lineup, impressing across all testing categories including Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users and Safety Assist.
Scored against ANCAP’s most stringent safety protocols, the QASHQAI’s impressive performance in European testing saw it qualify for the highest safety rating.
The five-star rating will apply to QASHQAI ST, ST+, ST-L and Ti models, ensuring total peace of mind across all model grades, owing both to its advanced CMF-C platform and the high-tech active safety features offered on every QASHQAI model.
The ST marks the entry point to the QASHQAI range, and arrives fitted with a centre far-side airbag for occupant-to-occupant protection, a rear camera, rear parking sensors, Predictive Forward Collision Warning with Forward Emergency Braking (Junction/Pedestrian/Cyclist), Lane Departure Warning with Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention, Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert with AEB, Intelligent Cruise Control and High Beam Assist. Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Driver Alert, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Rear Seat Alert complete the comprehensive safety offering.
QASHQAI ST+ models add an Around View monitor with Moving Object Detection, while the ST-L introduces Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving and safety aids, along with Front Parking Sensors and Adaptive Driving Beam headlights.
Finally, the flagship Ti model adds Intelligent Park Assist including side-parking sensors and includes a 10.8-inch Head Up Display, allowing the driver to monitor their speed, navigation directions and the prevailing speed limit without taking their eyes from their road.
Excellent adult and child occupant protection
The Nissan QASHQAI scored 91% for adult occupant protection, and 93% for child occupant protection, placing it among the best of its competitive group. This exceptional performance reflects the advanced reinforced structure of the new QASHQAI’s CMF-C platform, built with ultra-high-strength steel in key areas to improve rigidity while allowing the force of an impact to be absorbed and reduced before reaching the passenger safety cell.
The addition of a central airbag to prevent the collision of heads between the driver and front seat passenger in the event of a side impact helped the QASHQAI to score a perfect six from six on both side impact and oblique pole testing, as well as a perfect marks in far side impact testing.
A score of 45.78 out of a possible 49 was achieved for child occupant protection, including a perfect score for Dynamic Test Side (eight from eight) and Restraint Installation (12 from 12), and a near-perfect 15.78 out of a possible 16 for Dynamic Test Front.
Vulnerable Road User Protection
The new QASHQAI achieved a score of 74% on cyclist and pedestrian protection tests. The QASHQAI features several active safety aids, including Intelligent Emergency Braking, which warns the driver and applies the brakes if the car anticipates an impact with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist. This is standard across the new QASHQAI range, not just on the higher grade versions.
The Nissan QASHQAI’s core advanced safety systems appear right across the model grades, resulting in a near-perfect 15.56 out of a possible 16 — or 97% — in Safety Assist testing. A comprehensive suite of intelligent technologies is offered, including the addition of a head-up display (Ti models), allowing the driver to monitor their speed, navigation directions and the prevailing speed limit without taking their eyes from their road.
The introduction of Adaptive Driving Beam headlights, which adjust the shape of the beam to prevent oncoming drivers being dazzled, is another example of new technology on QASHQAI, which enhances safety.
The QASHQAI also features Blind Spot Intervention, which senses when another vehicle has not been seen by the driver in a neighbouring lane and will apply braking pressure if required. Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Rear Automatic Braking also prevent collisions when reversing out of parking spaces.
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