Honda Jazz was recently tested at the (ANCAP) Australasian New Car Assessment Program. To test out the crash worthiness of the car, several tests were performed as per the exact guidelines specified by ANCAP in all of the required ways. To find out the strengths and weaknesses of the car, several specimens were used and crash tests were performed. The car scored very well on the safety score card and ANCAP found the hatchback to be impressive.
In the consolidated safety rating of the year 2014, Honda Jazz secured five stars and overall scored 36.58 out of 37. Looking at the individual tests, the car scored 15.58 points out of 16 in the head-on collision test and full - 16 in the side impact test. According to the report, the cabin of the Honda Jazz was able to sustain its original shape in the frontal offset crash test and the pedals and steering wheel did not get displaced to a dangerous level.
Airbags got deployed and protected the driver and passenger. It was also observed that all doors remained closed during the impact, and could be opened normally after the crash. The car also scored an impressive 24.29 out of 36 in the pedestrian safety test too. Honda Jazz, that was launched in Australia and New Zealand in July 2014, included all modern safety features like the dual front and curtain airbags , Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Collision Avoidance system while reversing, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Whiplash Mitigating Head-restraints among others, all of which are standard on all variants.
While the hatchback will be launched in India this year, will all the safety features will make their way to India, is still a big question.