Honda’s all new HR-V and Jazz are in contention to be crowned “Britain’s Safest Car” after reaching the final 14 in an annual award judged by leading safety authority Thatcham Research, as part of the What Car? Awards 2016.
For cars to qualify for the “Safety Award” they must have been launched in 2015, on sale in the UK from 13th January 2016, achieve five Euro NCAP stars and also feature Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). The final 14 will be rigorously tested on other safety factors, with new safety innovations also taken into account. Thatcham Research’s independent panel of safety experts will decide the winner with the top three being announced at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards today!
Along with an array of intelligent safety features both the all-new Honda Jazz and HR-V offer Honda’s City-Brake Active system (CTBA) as standard. This smart system uses laser technology to scan the road ahead and will automatically apply the brakes if a low speed collision is likely. Both models achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating in November, with the Jazz becoming only the second Supermini to achieve such an accomplishment this year. Impressively, all Honda models on sale in Europe have now received the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating.
Matthew Avery, Director of Research at Thatcham Research mentioned how important safety features in a car are and how they have catered for “improved protection for drivers and passengers” as well as helping “lower the UK’s road death toll significantly over the past 20 years.”
When speaking about Honda safety Phil Webb, Head of Cars for Honda (UK) said “Driver, passenger and pedestrian safety is paramount for Honda” and this is demonstrated with “every model in our current range now carrying the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating” providing owners with “complete peace-of-mind.”
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