Latin NCAP grants four stars in occupant protection to Nissan Kicks
The Latin New Car Assessment Programme, an independent assessment program for new vehicles in Latin America and the Caribbean, published its eighth and last round of results for 2017 this week with encouraging results for the Nissan Kicks. The model achieved four stars for Adult Occupant Protection and four stars for Child Occupant Protection.
The recently lunched compact SUV from Nissan, with two airbags as standard equipment, showed a just unstable structural and footwell area performance in the frontal crash test that explains the weak chest protection while in the side impact protection it showed adequate to good protection being enough in the overall results for four stars in Adult Occupant Protection.
The Kicks offers Electronic Stability Control (ESC) that meets Latin NCAP requirements in performance and availability. The child occupants received good protection in the front and side impact as both Child Restraint System (CRS) were installed with ISOFIX anchorages and the vehicle showed to be properly prepared for it.
Considering the performance and added to the availability of 3-point belts in all seating positions, lack of passenger airbag disconnection switch and ISOFIX marking not meeting Latin NCAP requirements, explain the four stars in Child Occupant Protection.