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Made-in-India Nissan Magnite scores 4-stars in ASEAN NCAP crash test, OFFICIAL REPORT

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries, ASEAN NCAP has crash tested and published its report for the latest kid on the block the Nissan Magnite. The crash test organisation had revealed at the start of the year that the Magnite had scored 4-stars for safety and now ASEAN NCAP has published a full report on how the B-SUV has scored in Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Safety Assists. 

The Nissan Magnite is designed in Japan and Made in India at the company’s Oragadam manufacturing facility in Chennai. The Nissan Magnite is a world car and exported to key emerging markets, such as Indonesia, under the Nissan NEXT strategy. The car tested by the ASEAN NCAP is the Indonesia spec Magnite, manufactured in India. 

As standard, the Magnite for Indonesia features seatbelts with retractor pre-tensioner & load limiter for both the driver and front passenger as well as driver and front passenger airbags, seatbelt reminder for the driver and front passenger, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The car is also equipped with ISOFIX child seat anchorages. 

In the Adult Occupant Protection department, the Nissan Magnite has scored 12.87 points in the Frontal Offset Test, 15.22 points in the Side Impact Test, but 0 points for the Head Protection Technology Evaluation, scoring a total of 28.09 points out of 36.00 points. In the Child Occupant Protection department a Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II Child Restraint System (CRS) in the rearward facing position installed using ISOFIX points and a support leg, leading to a score of 7.81 points for the 18th-month-old child dummy. The 3-year-old child dummy was seated using a Maxi Cosi Milofix CRS installed in the forward-facing position with ISOFIX and top tether scoring 8.00 points. The Dynamic Assessment scored a total of 15.82 points. Vehicle-Based and Installation Assessment scored additional 6.00 and 10.15 points taking the total to 31.96 points out of 49.00 for Child Occupant Protection. In the Safety Assist systems department, the Nissan Magnite scored 11.00 points out of 18.00. 

The Magnite has scored 5-stars for Adult Occupant Protection, 4-stars for Child Occupant Protection and 5-stars for Safety Assist taking the total overall star rating to 4-Stars.