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The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) has released its latest Q4 testing result – the Nissan Teana L33 has obtained an ASEAN NCAP five-star safety rating in both Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) segments.

The evaluator was a Thai-assembled 2.0 XL CVT model for the Thai, Malaysian and Singaporean markets – locally, the variant sits between the base 2.0 XE and top-of-the-range 2.5 XV in the Malaysian Teana lineup. The car scored a full 16 points in AOP testing, and also obtained a UN R95 side impact test pass rating.

The agency added that the Teana – which has Isofix and top tether available as standard fit in all ASEAN variants – was the first car to achieve a five-star COP rating in ASEAN NCAP testing, with 88% compliance, scoring 43 out of a possible 49 points.

The Teana is the third Nissan vehicle to undergo ASEAN NCAP assessment – the Nissan March received a four-star AOP rating (COP, 48% or two-star) in November 2012, while the Nissan Almera obtained a four-star AOP rating (COP, 52% or three-star) rating in July 2013. Prior to September this year, all COP results were stated only in percentage terms.