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Honda Amaze Scores 4 Stars in Global NCAP Crash Test


The made-in-India Honda Amaze that is sold in Africa was tested by Global NCAP as a part of the Safer Cars for Africa campaign.

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  • The Amaze scored a solid 4 stars for adult protection but a mediocre 1 star for child protection.
  • Rivals for the Amaze includes the likes of the Ford Figo Aspire and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
  • The Honda Amaze has posted a good overall score, surpassed only by the Tata Zest in its segment.

An Indian-made Honda Amaze that is sold in Africa scored an impressive 4 stars in the latest round of Global NCAP safety tests. The Honda Amaze was tested along with the made-in-India Suzuki Ignis as part of the Safer Cars for Africa campaign. The Ignis scored a decent 3 stars in the crash test.  

The base-spec version of the Amaze sold in Africa was used for the test. The car comes with dual airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners and a driver seatbelt reminder as standard. The Indian-spec Amaze also offers more or less similar safety kit along with the addition of a speed warning system.

The overall score for the Honda Amaze for adult occupants was 14.08/17, making it worthy of the four stars. In comparison, the Vitara Brezza scored scored 12.51/17 during the test conducted as a part of Safer Cars for India campaign. Going by the report, the protection offered for the front occupants’ heads and necks was good. Chest protection was rated adequate while the knees showed marginal protection as they could impact structures behind the dashboard. Bodyshell rating was stable as NCAP says it is capable of withstanding further crashes.

In terms of child safety, an 18-month-old child test dummy was used and the Amaze scored 8.16 out of 49, lending it only one star. The rear centre armrest opened during the test, causing excessive rotation of the child restraint system, which led to head exposure and ultimately the one star rating. The Ford Figo Aspire and the Tata Zest scored 2 stars for child protection when they were tested some time back as a part of safer cars for India campaign. The Honda Amaze has fared well and posted a score that is bettered only by the Tata Zest.

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