Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nissan Leaf: 5-star American crash test

Nissan Leafha got five stars in NCAP test (New Car Assessment Program) conducted by the Department of Homeland Security U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). An important recognition for the average of Japan's new generation because it is the first electrically powered car that has been awarded the highest score in tests Americans.

Even more so when one considers that since the 2011 models, the stars and stripes Authority has introduced stricter requirements for testing and the allocation of 5 stars. Nissan Leaf has also been voted "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. "The Leaf is the first all-electric car to be awarded five stars for safety assessment - said Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America - The car then is not only the most innovative cars on the planet, but it is also the safest.

" Thanks especially to a safety feature as standard, including: System Nissan AABS (Advanced Air Bag System) with dual stage front airbags and sensors for detecting the levels of impact and the use of seat belts, side airbags mounted in the front seat, put-down in the pavilion for head protection front and rear passengers.

And even seatbelts Alr / three-point ELR (only the driver's seat ELR) with pre-tensioners and load limiters, top anchor for child seats, Latch mounting system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) and rear doors with child safety lock. The Japanese carmaker plans to finally standard on all models including systems Leaf VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and Traction Control System TCS (Traction Control System).

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