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News > The New Nissan Magnite scores 4 stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test

 The soon at arrive Nissan Magnite compact SUV has been evaluated by the ASEAN NCAP test. The specific model that was tested was based on the 1.0 litre engines model that is build in India and equipped with two airbags, electronic stability control, ISOFIX mounting point and a seatbelt reminder system, we believe this is likely very close to the spec expected to arrive in South Africa later this year. The testing resulted in the Magnite receiving a four-star safety rating.

During the frontal impact test, data received from the crash test dummies showed an ‘injury risk’ to the driver’s chest. The front passenger’s chest and lower legs received an ‘adequate protection’ rating. The Magnite received positive feedback with regards to its internal compartment which was rated as stable in the frontal offset test, known to be particularly rough on vehicles. In another positive note protection of the driver during a side impact was rated at ‘adequate’.

The Magnite’s final scoring coming out of testing was 39,02 points for adult occupant protection, 16,31 points for child occupant protection and 15,28 points for its safety assistance technology, for a total of 70,61 points, this results in an overall four-star safety rating.

The Nissan Magnite was unveiled in October 2020 and is planned to be launched in South Africa during the first quarter of 2021. It will be offered with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo, petrol engine and will send power to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox or an X-Tronic CVT gearbox.
The 1.0-litere engine offers up a peak output of 74kW and 160Nm. It measures 3994mm from front to back and as a wheelbase of 2500mm. Ground clearance is 210mm and the boot swallows 336-litres of luggage. Disc brakes are used up front with drums used in the rear.

Watch the crash-test footage below,