The all-new Nissan Kicks compact SUV has been subjected to the Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), and managed to score four star safety rating. The Kicks which was put through the test was a left-hand drive model. Just so you know, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed this compact SUV for the Indian market. It is already on sale in Brazil.
In the eighth and last round of Latin NCAP, the Kicks received four stars for both adult occupant and child occupant protection. The tested model was equipped with two airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESC (electronic stability control), ISOFIX child seat mounts (at the rear seat) and seatbelts with pretensioners. Check Out – Nissan Kicks Explained in Photo Story
Nissan Kicks Latin NCAP Crash Test Video
In the frontal crash test, the Nissan Kicks showed unstable structural and weak foot well and chest protection. Though, the side impact protection was adequate to good. The lateral impact effects were also rated as good. The ISOFIX marking didn’t meet the Latin NCAP requirements. The car was also devoid of passenger airbag disconnection switch. Read – Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta
Nissan India might showcase the Kicks SUV at the Auto Expo in February, 2018. Based on Nissan’s V-platform, the compact SUV will be positioned against the recently-launched Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Jeep Compass. Besides the platform, the India-spec Kicks might share its engine setup with the Renault Duster.
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