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Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1.2 'Visia', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra 1.2 'Visia', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 84%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
12.7 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.7 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.1 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 39 pts | 79%
PERFORMANCE
11.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1 S with rearwardfacing Isofix base
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintRömer Duo Plus, Isofix, Top Tether
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
3.0 pts
See comments
Total 21 pts | 58%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
13.4 pts
PELVIS
1.6 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 4 pts | 57%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Nissan Micra 1.2 'Visia', LHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 945kg
VIN from which rating applies MDHFBUK13U0027824
Class SUPERMINI
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. However, structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions and protection for the knee/femur/pelvis body region was rated as marginal. In the side barrier impact, protection of most body regions was rated as good. Dummy readings for the chest were also good but the car was penalised for loading the dummy in an unrealistic way, and the protection was rated as fair. In the more sever side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal protection of the chest. Protection of the neck against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both the 3 year and the 18 month dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints. The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The dangers of using a child seat in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated on labels in the car.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The front edge of the bumper offered marginal protection in most areas tested. Good protection was provided by the bonnet in most areas where the head of child might strike However, predominantly poor protection was provided in those areas likely to by struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the driver's seat. A driver-set speed limitation device is fitted to equipment grades other than the 'Visia' cars assessed.

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