Still thinking about whether to buy Nissan's latest seven-seater SUV? Well, the ASEAN NCAP is giving buyers another good reason to get one.

Recently, the ASEAN NCAP awarded the Terra with a perfect five-star safety rating after securing an overall score of 83.17 points. It performed admirably in all categories and was recognized for having plenty of active and passive safety systems.

Beginning with the adult occupant protection (AOP) test, both the driver and front passenger fared well in the frontal impact category. There was good head and leg protection for the two occupants. However, there is still the possibility of the driver sustaining some form of injury on the chest and lower legs. Over to the side impact category, both the chest and head were well-protected and did not sustain any sort of injury. The result is a total high score of 44.70 points.

It also scored well in child occupant protection (COP), achieving an overall score of 24.00 points. Tested on both an 18-month old child and 3-year old child dummies seating on child seats, the Terra kept the two safe from harm and incurred no injuries.

What also secured the Terra's five-star safety rating is its wide array of safety systems. In Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines, the SUV comes with six airbags as standard across the range. Other markets such as Cambodio, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, however only come with dual front airbags. Moreover, electronic stability control (ESC) is also available on all market models (except for Vietnam and Philippines as they're only available on higher grade variants).

Nissan's suite of Intelligent Mobility features also helped the Terra secure the top safety rating. These include the intelligent rear view mirror, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning which are available in the Philippines and in other countries.

“Congratulations to Nissan for producing another safer car. This is another positive impact that the NCAP initiative had made and we hope there will be continuous effort from all manufacturers to produce such cars for the ASEAN region with high crashworthiness performance and equip them with crash avoidance technologies that could save people’s lives,” said Dr. Siti Zaharah, MIROS Director General and ASEAN NCAP Chairperson.