The new Honda Jazz has impressed the independent safety organisation Euro NCAP again, winning the prestigious Best in Class 2015 award in the supermini category. This shortly follows the maximum 5-star safety rating the Jazz received earlier in 2015.
Each year, Euro NCAP publishes a list of cars that have performed the best in their relevant category. To achieve a ‘Best in Class’ award from Euro NCAP, cars from each category are assessed against a weighted sum of scores in four key areas of evaluation these include: Adult Occupancy, Child Occupancy, Pedestrian and Safety assist. Despite competing against nine superminis in total, the Jazz came out on top scooping the ‘Best in Class’ supermini award.
Secretary General, Dr. Michiel van Ratingen of Euro NCAP commented that the award “recognises the Jazz’s five star performance and Honda’s safety equipment strategy which make it the top performer in this segment.”
Honda’s City-Brake Active System (CTBA) is fitted as standard on all Jazz grades. The mid and upper ranges of the Jazz also feature ‘Advanced Driver Assist Sytem’ (ADAS), a comprehensive array of active-safety technologies including: Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition System, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and High-beam Support System.
An additional feature on the Jazz is Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. This intelligent system is designed to redirect collision energy away from the passenger compartment, while reducing the damage caused to other impacted vehicles.
On receiving the award, Philip Ross, Honda Motor Europe Senior Vice President said the brand were “thrilled to have the Jazz named as the Best in Class supermini 2015” and that Honda is “committed to providing customers with high quality products that meet the most stringent safety standards in Europe.”
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