In the latest round of testing done by the Japan New Car Assessment Program or JNCAP, the Nissan Teana, known as the Altima in the Philippines, was awarded five stars for its safety.

Nissan credits the Teana's crash test performance to its shock-absorbent body, high-strength cabin and six airbags. The company says it produced record results in occupant protection performance and attained the first ever perfect score in the rear-end collision neck protection.

The company also says the Teana's perfect score for neck protection was thanks in part to extra rigid front seats which balance between the headrest and seatback frame. Nissan says it reduces stress on the neck during rear-end collisions. The Teana also posted a good score for pedestrian protection.