The tested model of Nissan Urvan was first manufactured in 2001. It is available in New Zealand but not Australia. After ANCAP decided to crash test this model it was advised that stocks of new models were no longer being shipped to New Zealand. However, in view of the second-hand imported vehicle market in New Zealand, ANCAP decided to proceed with the crash test.
Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) are standard equipment. A load-sensing brake valve is also standard. Pretensioners are fitted to the front outboard seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A two point seat belt is fitted to the fold-down centre front seat. This provides inferior protection compared with a three-point seat belt. This seating position also lacks airbag protection and seat belt pretensioners.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 19 May 2009