Lexus NX 300h gets 5-star rating in Euro NCAP safety tests

December 14, 2014
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The new Lexus NX 300h has achieved the maximum safety rating from Euro NCAP. The car is awarded 5-star rating for the effectiveness of its safety measures to protect adults and children inside the car, and pedestrians. The new model scored 82% for adult and child occupant protection, 69% for pedestrian protection and 71% for safety assist.

Euro NCAP highlighted in its report, the car’s maximum points scored in side barrier impact test on adult occupant protection, demonstrating the high level of protection the vehicle provides for critical body areas. Some of the key safety elements helpful in making the vehicle safe are, Pre-Crash Safety system, Electronic Stability Control, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor and 360° Panoramic View Monitor, and seatbelt alerts for front and rear passengers.

More information is available in the press release below.

LEXUS NX 300h EXCELS IN SAFETY TESTING – Press Release

Euro NCAP gives new luxury crossover a top five-star rating

The new Lexus NX 300h’s impressive sales momentum is set to gather pace with the news it is one of the safest cars in its class.

The independent crash testing organisation Euro NCAP has given the luxury hybrid crossover a top five-star rating for the effectiveness of its measures to protect adults and children inside the car, and pedestrians.

Lexus NX 300h passenger safety cell

In the four elements in the test programme, the NX 300h scored 82 per cent for both adult and child occupant protection, 69 per cent for pedestrian protection and 71 per cent for safety assist – systems that help avoid or mitigate injuries in a collision.

In its report on adult occupant protection, Euro NCAP highlighted the maximum points score the Lexus achieved in its side barrier impact test, demonstrating the good protection it provides for all critical body areas.

Lexus NX 300h electronic stability control

Tests on the front seats and head restraints and geometric assessment of the rear head restraints indicated good protection against whiplash injury in a rear end collision.

In the child occupant tests, the NX 300h scored well for the protection given to 18-month and three-year-old children, and in the pedestrian protection category the front bumper provided “good or adequate” protection to the legs.

Where safety assist performance is concerned, the NX demonstrated “good performance,” thanks mainly to the Pre-Crash Safety system, Electronic Stability Control, and alerts for front and rear occupants to fasten their seatbelts.

Lexus NX 300h pre crash safety system

The NX 300h benefits from many additional safety features that are not scrutinised under the Euro NCAP test programme, including option Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam, a blind spot monitor and 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor. More information and specifications can be found here.

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