The tested model of Nissan Leaf was introduced in Australia during 2011.
The right-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Nissan Australia has confirmed that Nissan Leaf for Australia has the same safety specification as the tested vehicle.
Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 30 June 2011