Published on January 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Jazz takes home Best In Class Supermini award from Euro NCAP
The European-spec Honda Jazz has been awarded with independent safety organisation Euro NCAP’s prestigious Best in Class 2015 award in the supermini category. Earlier in 2015 the European Honda Jazz achieved a maximum 5-star safety rating. Jazz took the title from a field of nine superminis in total.
Each year, Euro NCAP publishes a list of cars that have performed the best in their respective categories. To achieve a ‘Best in Class’ award from Euro NCAP, cars from each category are assessed against a weighted sum of the scores in each of the four key areas of assesment: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety assist. This sum is used as the basis for comparison of the vehicles.
All grades of the European Jazz are fitted with Honda’s City-Brake Active System (CTBA) as standard. The mid and upper grades of the European Jazz range features Honda’s ‘Advanced Driver Assist System’ (ADAS), a comprehensive suite of active-safety technologies including: Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition System, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and High-beam Support System. Additionally the Jazz features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, designed to redirect collision energy away from the passenger compartment, while minimising the damage caused to other impacted vehicles.