The tested model of Nissan Micra was introduced in late 2010. This ANCAP rating applies to all 1.2 and 1.5 litre Micras built from July 2011, when several production changes were introduced for Australasia. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver's seat. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt. 4 star. The Micra scored 12.79 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well except for pedal movement. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver and passenger and a moderate risk of driver foot injury. The vehicle scored 15.32 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. The vehicle scored a further two points in the pole test.