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#SaferCarsforAfrica: How safe is Honda's popular Amaze on our roads?

2019-05-29 13:00
Honda Amaze

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Just how safe is Honda's popular Amaze in South Africa? Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa has launched the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The three models tested show reasonable safety performance for adult occupants but, says Global NCAP, "disappointing results for child occupant protection."

The models tested by Global NCAP are the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis.



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Honda Amaze


Honda Amaze - 4 stars for adult safety, 1 for child protection

The Honda Amaze achieved a solid four stars for Adult Occupant Protection in the frontal crash test at 64km/h. The vehicle structure was rated as stable as well as the footwell area. The car offers seatbelt pretensioners for both front passengers and seatbelt reminder for the driver.

Using the child seats recommended by Honda, the Amaze only achieved a one star rating for Child Occupant Protection. The child dummies contacted the interior of the car, showing evidence of head exposure and the probability of injury.

In the case of the 18-month-old CRS, the armrest opened (deployed) during the crash hitting the CRS, braking the handle lock and causing a rotation of the CRS that ended in the head of the dummy contacting the seat backrest.

In the case of the 3-year-old dummy, despite using a CRS with ISOFIX, its head contacted the interior of the car in the rebound phase. Both head contacts of both child dummies brought the head score to zero and with the broken CRS for the 18 month old dummy the full points of the dynamic test for this dummy were lowered to zero.


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