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Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF 80kW electric, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF 80kW electric, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 89%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
13.6 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.4 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 40 pts | 83%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair Bimbofix G 0/1S
Group0/1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

PERFORMANCE
11.4 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Roemer Duo Plus
Group0/1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 23 pts | 65%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
15.2 pts
PELVIS
3.0 pts
LEG
5.1 pts


Total 6 pts | 84%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.9 pts
Active
Pass
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VDC
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Nissan LEAF 80kW electric, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1530kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Leafs of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Speed Limitation Assistance Active
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seats


Comments

The rating of the Nissan Leaf has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the Leaf's performance of against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the Leaf remained stable in the frontal impact. The stiff centre console and structures surrounding the steering column posed a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes to the dummies used in the test, or to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test the Leaf scored maximum points with all body regions being well protected. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of most body regions was good and that of the chest was adequate. The Leaf was tested with a live battery. No electrical hazards or problems were encountered during any of the impact tests. The protection provided by the front seats and head restraints against whiplash injuries in a rear impact was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings, the Leaf was awarded maximum points for its protection of the 18 month infant in the dynamic tests. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Permanently attached labels clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that seat without first having disabled the airbag.

Pedestrian
Protection provided by he bumper to pedestrians' legs was predominantly good. In most areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet offered good protection. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, protection was in most areas either good or marginal.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. The driver and front passenger seats have a seatbelt reminder system as standard. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment.

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