Euro NCAP gives five stars on safety to Honda Jazz
The Honda Jazz has been awarded the maximum 5-star rating which follows on from the five star results achieved by both, Honda Civic and Honda Accord. The new rating scheme, which was introduced in February 2009, uses a weighted score, combining many aspects of a car’s safety performance for adult (50%), child (20%) and pedestrian (20%) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices (10%). To qualify for inclusion, safety assistance devices (VSA for Honda) must be fitted as standard across 85% of the EU 27 2009 model range. Euro NCAP’s new assessment reflects Honda’s commitment to overall vehicle safety, complimenting Honda’s long standing in-house safety testing which seeks to improve real world safety.