The new Nissan Micra has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the UK from Euro NCAP, thanks to the standard fitment of intelligent driving technologies in the Safety Assist testing category.
The Micra was tested under Euro NCAP’s newest protocols and achieved the maximum possible rating thanks to an extensive set of safety features fitted as standard across the range.
Every model variant comes with Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), 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 and the car’s brakes are automatically applied to guide the driver smoothly back into the correct lane.
Together, these features earned the new Micra a high Safety Assist score, contributing to an overall rating of five stars.
Every new Micra also comes with six airbags as standard, plus seat belt warnings and seat belt height adjustment in the front. There are Isofix child seat mounts in the rear as well as in the front passenger seat.
Additional safety features include Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brakes, Hill Start Assist, a speed limiter, automatic headlight sensor, automatic hazard lights and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.