• All-new Micra gets highest star-ratings under latest dual-test system
  • Four stars as standard thanks to Nissan intelligent driving technologies such as Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Five stars for versions with Pedestrian Recognition and Intelligent Lane Intervention fitted
  • All-new Micra on sale now across Europe and available for test drives


Paris, France (May 31, 2017) – The all-new Nissan Micra has been awarded a four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, with five stars on versions where additional intelligent driving technologies are fitted.


The Micra was tested under Euro NCAP’s newest protocols, which can consider two versions of the car and result in two separate star-ratings.


The Micra was awarded four stars for the safety features which are standard across the whole range. However, when equipment fitted as standard to higher grades is included, it achieved the maximum possible five stars.


The difference in the two ratings is linked to the car’s performance in the Safety Assist category of testing.


Every Micra is fitted with Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB), an intelligent driving technology which can detect a slowing or stopping vehicle ahead and automatically apply the brakes.


Depending on the relative speeds, this can avoid an impact or reduce the severity. Fitting this system to the Micra resulted in a Safety Assist rating which, when combined with scores for Adult Occupant Safety, Child Occupant Safety and Pedestrian Safety, was enough to achieve an overall rating of four stars.


However, the new Micra is available with a Safety+ Pack, which is standard equipment on Tekna grade and optional on all others. It adds Pedestrian Recognition technology to IEB, and also includes Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI), a first for the B-hatchback segment.


When ILI is activated – for example, by crossing a line in the centre of the road – the steering wheel gently vibrates. The car’s brakes are automatically applied, individually depending on the direction of travel required, to guide the driver smoothly back into the correct lane.


When taken into account by Euro NCAP, the Safety+ Pack earned the new Micra a higher Safety Assist rating and contributed to an overall rating of five stars.


Every new Micra comes with six airbags as standard, plus seat belt warnings and seat belt height adjustment in the front. The Isofix car child seat fitting system can be used with the new Micra, including in the front passenger seat, for the best possible child protection.


Additional safety features on every Micra include Electronic Stability Program, anti-lock brakes and Hill Start Assist. A speed limiter, automatic headlight sensor, automatic hazard lights and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System are also fitted.


Philippe Saillard, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Nissan Europe, commented: “The all-new Nissan Micra has achieved an excellent four-star rating as standard, with the maximum five stars for versions with additional safety systems fitted. This is the best possible ranking, with innovative Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies – some of which are segment-firsts – being key to the car’s success.”


Philippe Saillard added: “With its expressive design, uplifting interior and confident drive, there is now another great reason to choose the all-new Nissan Micra.”




Issued by Nissan