Nissan’s new-generation X-Trail has followed its smaller Qashqai sibling in earning a five-star ANCAP rating.

    It received an adult occupant protection score of 91 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 90 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 74 per cent, and a safety assist score of 97 per cent.

    The rating applies to both petrol and e-Power models, and is based on testing of the Qashqai.

    ANCAP says it was provided with technical information and additional test results that showed the smaller crossover’s rating could be applied to the X-Trail.

    The category ratings have carried over from the Qashqai except for child occupant protection. The smaller of the two crossovers received a higher score of 93 per cent in this category.

    ANCAP says the front structure of the X-Trail presented a moderate risk to occupants of an oncoming vehicle in the frontal offset test, with a 1.67 point penalty applied.

    The vehicle scored maximum points for all critical body areas of the driver in both the side impact and oblique pole tests, while ANCAP noted Good performance by the autonomous emergency braking system in detecting vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

    The following equipment is standard on all X-Trail models:

    • Forward autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
      • Junction assist
    • Reverse AEB with pedestrian detection
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Lane-keep assist and departure warning
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Front-centre airbag

    Nissan’s ProPILOT active lane-centring function is standard on the ST-L and above.

    The X-Trail is among four SUVs – the others being the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Toyota Corolla Cross – to receive five-star ratings from ANCAP as the current 2020-22 test and rating criteria reach their end.

    “As we approach the end of this 2020-2022 protocol period and look ahead to a broadened test regime from 2023, it is pleasing to see a continued high level of safety performance offered from a range of brands,” said ANCAP chief executive officer Carla Hoorweg.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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