28 JANUARY, 2015
Independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP, today released a 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the current model Honda Jazz. This rating is of particular note as it is the first rating issued by ANCAP determined using crash test data from the recently formed South East Asian New Car Assessment Program, ASEAN NCAP.
Launched in Australia and New Zealand mid last year, the current model Honda Jazz continues to offer 5 star safety to occupants and pedestrians. This 5 star achievement was the result of five physical crash tests conducted by both ANCAP and sister program, ASEAN NCAP based in Malaysia.
"ANCAP has for 15 years been making use of shared crash test data with its European counterpart, Euro NCAP, however today's rating for the Honda Jazz is a first in terms of data sharing arrangements with ASEAN NCAP," said ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh AM.
"ANCAP has been instrumental in the establishment and ongoing mentoring of the ASEAN NCAP test program with their program growing in leaps and bounds since its formation in 2012."
"ANCAP's use of ASEAN NCAP data from the 64km/h frontal offset crash test [for the Honda Jazz] is testament to the quality and professionalism of the ASEAN NCAP program. This reciprocal data sharing relationship will no doubt continue as we start to see more vehicles enter the Australasian market from Southeast Asian manufacturers and manufacturing plants," added Mr McIntosh.
All variants of the Honda Jazz (July 2014 - onward) offer electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), reversing collision avoidance (camera) and emergency stop signal (ESS) standard.
ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.
For more information on the ASEAN NCAP test program, visit aseancap.org.
To search individual crash test results for over 510 vehicles, learn more about safety technologies, explore interactive features, watch videos and to download images and media releases visit ancap.com.au. Crash test images and video can be downloaded from ancap.com.au/media.
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