The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its latest crash test.
This time, the result was on the Nissan Terra, the brand’s new pickup-platform based SUV which was launched in Thailand and Indonesia in August.
The SUV model successfully achieved a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP rating with an overall score of 83.17 points.
While the Terra obtained 44.70 points in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category, it scored 20.79 points in the Child Occupant Protection (COP) category, followed by full points in the dynamic test (frontal and side crash test).
As for the Safety Assist Technologies (SATs), the model gained 17.69 points with Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) as standard across variants.
The Nissan Terra is fitted with six airbags as standard in Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. As for side and curtain airbags, they are only available as an option in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) comes as standard in this SUV with an exception of Vietnam and the Philippines whereby it is offered only in higher variants.
In addition, there are several other technologies made available in the Nissan Terra as optional fitment such as Blind Spot Technology, Lane Departure Warning and Nissan’s very own safety technology called the Intelligent Rear View Mirror. ISOFIX and top tether are also fitted as standard in this SUV model.
Going against Toyota's Fortuner, Mitsubishi's Pajero Sport, Isuzu's MU-X, and Ford's Everest, the Nissan Terra is powered by a newly-developed 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel codenamed YS23, producing 190 hp and 450 Nm.
Among the key features are 18-inch wheels, LED head lamps, roof-mounted rear air conditioning vents, Around View Monitor (AVM) and the aforementioned advanced safety features: intelligent rear view mirror, blind spot monitor, and lane departure warning.