Micra earns top safety standard

The new Nissan Micra has been awarded a four-star safety rating in the UK from Euro NCAP, rising to five stars if additional safety features are added.

The rating recognises its fitment as standard of intelligent driving technologies in the Safety Assist category of testing.

The Micra was tested under Euro NCAP’s newest protocols, and achieves the maximum possible five stars thanks to an extensive set of safety features standard across all grades.

Every Micra is fitted with Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), an intelligent driving technology which can detect a slowing or stopping vehicle ahead and automatically apply the brakes. Depending on the relative speeds, this can avoid an impact or reduce the severity.

Also standard across the range is Pedestrian Recognition technology, which is linked to IEB, and Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI), a first for the B-hatchback segment.

When ILI is activated – for example, by crossing a line in the centre of the road – the steering wheel gently vibrates. The car’s brakes are automatically applied, individually depending on the direction of travel required, to guide the driver smoothly back into the correct lane.

When taken into account by Euro NCAP, this extensive set of features earned the new Micra a high Safety Assist score, contributing to an overall rating of five stars.

Every new Micra comes with six airbags as standard, plus seat belt warnings and seat belt height adjustment in the front. The Isofix car child seat fitting system can be used with the new Micra, including in the front passenger seat, for the best possible child protection.

Additional safety features on every Micra include Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brakes and Hill Start Assist. A speed limiter, automatic headlight sensor, automatic hazard lights and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System are also fitted.