The new Lexus NX 300h has scored a full five-star result in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests for 2014.
The latest tests comprise four areas - Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, and Pedestrian Protection and since 2009 a new category which tests passive and active safety systems. The Safety Assist tests include injury avoidance and accident mitigation, checking if the vehicle has safety equipment such Autonomous Emergency Braking, Electronic Stability Control and a speed limiter.
The Lexus NX scored 82% for adult occupancy, 82% child occupancy, 69% pedestrian, and 71% for safety assist.
This compares to the Porsche Macan, which was also recently tested– which again scored five-stars overall – which is broken down into 88% for adult occupancy, 87% child occupancy, 60% pedestrian, and 66% for safety assist.
The Lexus NX is equipped with a Pre-Crash Safety System, Electronic Stability Control and speed assistant system. Optional safety equipment includes Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor and 360° Panoramic View Monitor to assist with parking and tight manoeuvres.Published 4 December 2014