India Bound Honda Jazz Secures 5-Star Safety Rating In ANCAP

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Japanese automobile giant Honda has planned to introduce new vehicles for the Indian market. They currently offer a wide range of products like the Brio, Amaze, City, Mobilio and CR-V models. Honda India, however, plans to expand its range and provide customers with products within their family.

The Jazz premium hatchback is slated for an Indian re-launch during mid-2015. Honda has already launched this vehicle in several markets under the name ‘Fit'. The hatchback has to pass several tests before it is deemed safe for foreign roads.

The Australian New Car Assessment Program or ANCAP has tested the 2015 Jazz. They put Honda's hatchback through front end and side collisions. Honda's Jazz has passed the crash test with flying colours and has secured a 5-star rating.

The maximum score that a vehicle can achieve is 37 points and Honda's Jazz did an excellent job of securing 36.58 points. This result has been achieved owing to six airbags, stability control, reversing camera, Hill Start Assist and Emergency Stop Signal.

In India, the Honda Jazz will be offered with a single diesel and petrol engine. They will be paired to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT option for petrol engines, while the diesel mill sports a 6-speed manual gearbox. We too are expecting to get similar safety options to international Jazz models.

Honda India has already commenced the manufacture of its Jazz premium hatchback. They have already begun exporting it from India to South Africa. Thus, the India launch cannot be far away. The Indian Government is pushing manufacturers to offer basic safety features as standard equipment. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to provide airbags even in its base model.

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Story first published: Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:06 [IST]
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