Today, Euro NCAP released the results for its assessment of the modified Navara which managed to achieve an acceptable three star rating for adult occupant protection. In Euro NCAP’s initial tests, the Navara was awarded a pitiful one-star rating for adult occupant protection partially due to the delayed firing of the airbag in the frontal impact test. Nissan reacted by developing new airbag software to ensure better occupant protection. Production Navaras are now equipped with the improved software and an extensive Service Campaign is underway to upgrade owners’ vehicles produced since 2005.
Moreover, in these new tests, the Navara’s Child Occupant Protection rating has also been improved to four stars due to the additional consumer information Nissan has made available.