The 2021 Nissan Juke – the second generation of the small SUV – has earned a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ahead of a mid 2020 showroom arrival.
The Nissan Juke earned a five-star rating for scoring highly across four disciplines, including adult occupant protection (94 per cent), child occupant protection (87 per cent), vulnerable road user protection (81 per cent) and safety assist tests (71 per cent).
“The Nissan Juke is a good all-round safety performer,” an ANCAP spokesperson said in a statement.
“[The Nissan Juke] achieved full marks in our child restraint installation assessment which provides guidance to parents on the vehicle’s ability to safely accommodate a range of child restraints in each of the rear seating positions.”
ANCAP noted that the vehicle was also well-designed in case of a collision with pedestrians.
“The front bumper [provides] good protection to the legs and pelvis of pedestrians, and its autonomous emergency braking function [was] able to detect and avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians and cyclists across a range of speeds and scenarios.”
However, while ANCAP praised the Juke’s active lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking systems, the organisation conceded they were not adequate in all scenarios, stating: “the system is not capable of intervening in the more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios”.
Because the new Juke has already launched in other regions, its crash testing was carried out according to 2019 standards – rather than the more stringent criteria introduced in Europe and Australia this year.
In testing, the second-generation Juke was subject to a full-width front collision at 50km/h, a dynamic offset frontal collision at 64km/h, a side impact at 50km/h, a side pole impact at 32km/h, and a whiplash assessment for front and rear occupants.
The first-generation Juke – sold from 2012 onwards – also scored a five-star rating when tested in 2011.
When will the new Nissan Juke come to Australia?
The 2021 Nissan Juke is due in showrooms from July this year. For more information on the new model, click here.