Posted on 04/08/2011 in Safety by admin
In May, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the new Nissan Juke a ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating in its annual crash-test results. The Juke now joins its bigger brother, the Nissan Cube, at the top of the IIHS 2011 List – a hallmark for car safety and consistent quality.
To earn its prestigious place on the list, the Nissan Juke gained top ratings in the frontal and side impact categories. In addition, it excelled in a newly-introduced category – the roof strength test. Here competing vehicles must withhold up to four times their own weight (for the Juke, some four tones). This ensures protection in the event of a roll-over mid-collision. The quality safety features continue inside the model with Nissan’s latest Advanced Air Bag System coming as standard. With dual-stage encircling front and side bags, and the further seat mounted side-impact bags as well, drivers benefit from the latest innovations in driver safety. Clearly, Nissan has done much to ensure that drivers of the Juke are protected both on and off-road.
Undoubtedly, competition was as tough as ever this year and the Nissan Juke has deservedly taken its place at the top of the IIHS 2011 List. With the dust settled one thing is now clear – the Juke is a force to be reckoned with in terms of safety and style.