Nissan Kicks ‘kicks’ Proton X50 in ASEAN NCAP rating

CY Foong · Nov 3, 2020 03:50 PM

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Recently, we showed the safest cars as tested by ASEAN NCAP. Despite having some of the smartest driving aids in its class, the Proton X50 didn’t make it to the Top 10.

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Neither did the Nissan Kicks but here’s the kicker (no pun intended), it scored better than the X50!

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The Nissan Kicks scored the maximum 5-stars just like the X50 but its overall score was much higher than the X50 despite having 2 airbags as standard with 86.93 points. For comparison, the Malaysian crossover only got 84.26 points.

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Data shows the Nissan Kicks (above) performed better than the Proton X50 (below)

According to the report, the Kicks did very well in the frontal offset assessment for adult occupant protection (AOP) with the dummies showing good protection mostly. This gave it a score of 47.31 points out of 50.

However, the Kicks is by no means a slouch when it comes to safety. Depending on the market, the B-segment SUV comes with AEB, BSM, and FCW.

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Edaran Tan Chong Motors (ETCM) has hinted that the Nissan Kicks will be coming into Malaysia. We think that its Malaysian debut would be in 2021. The hybrid Kicks e-Power is currently available in Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore that is powered by an EM57 electric motor paired to a 1.2-litre 3-pot engine (129 PS/320 Nm).

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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