Maximum 5 star euro ncap rating in 2014 for lexus nx 300h

• Maximum 5-star rating, with 82% score for adult and child occupant protection

• Outstanding result for Safety Assist and Pedestrian Protection

The Lexus NX 300h has been awarded the prestigious Euro NCAP five-star rating. The scores for all the respective tested areas were well above the minimum required to achieve five stars, and rank the new Lexus amongst the very safest vehicles in its segment.

The programme is composed of four areas - Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian Protection and, since 2009, Safety Assist. The latter includes injury avoidance and mitigating functions, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Electronic Stability Control and a speed limiter.

The Lexus NX 300h scored 82% for Adult Occupant, 82% for Child Occupant, 69% for Pedestrian Protection and 71% for Safety Assist.

Commenting on the Adult Occupant category, Euro NCAP highlighted the maximum points scored by the NX 300h in the side barrier impact test, the good protection offered of all critical body areas.

Tests on the front seats and head restraints, and the geometric assessment of the rear restraints, indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of rear-end collision.

In the Child Occupant tests, the NX 300h scored well for its protection of both 18 month and three year old children, and in the Pedestrian Protection category, the bumper provided 'good or adequate' protection to pedestrian's legs.

In the Safety Assist area the NX demonstrated 'good performance' mainly thanks to the Pre-Crash Safety System, the Electronic Stability Control with seatbelt reminder for front and rear occupants, and speed assistant system.

Even though not assessed by Euro NCAP, Lexus NX 300h is further equipped with optional Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor and 360° Panoramic View Monitor, dedicated to protecting its occupants and pedestrians.

Results by Euro NCAP : http://ow.ly/Fh5Kb