India manufactured, Africa-spec Honda Amaze has scored four stars at Global NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test. The compact sedan was crashed into a deformable barrier with 40 per cent offset at speed of up to 64kmph. The test revealed good protection to the vehicle structure and the footwell, thereby scoring four stars for adult protection.
However, the vehicle scored one star for child occupant protection. The test noted that the car offered poor protection to head of an 18-month-old child as well as a three-year-old child seated in company recommended child seat.
The Africa-spec Honda Amaze gets dual airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, ISOFIX child safety seat anchors, ABS and driver seatbelt reminder as standard. The safety feature offered good protection to the head and neck area and adequate protection to the chest of the driver as well as the passenger.
As for recent changes in the Indian market, the Honda Amaze is available with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and seat belt and speed alert system.