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Honda Jazz Awarded Best In Class Supermini By Euro NCAP

Hans January 15, 2016 13:25

The Honda Jazz has been awarded the ‘Best In Class Supermini’ for 2015 by Euro NCAP, beating nine of other B-segment hatchbacks, or as the Europeans like to call it – Superminis, to the title.

The other nine contending models classified as Superminis by Euro NCAP are Lancia Ypsilon, MINI Clubman, Opel Karl, Mazda CX-3, Fiat Panda Cross, Hyundai i20, Mazda 2, Suzuki Vitara.

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 assessment: Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety assist. This sum is used as the basis for comparison of the vehicles.

Secretary General, Dr. Michiel van Ratingen of Euro NCAP commented, “Euro NCAP congratulates Honda for the Jazz, which received the Best in Class of 2015 in the supermini category. The award recognizes the Jazz’s five star performance and Honda’s safety equipment strategy which make it the top performer in this segment.”

The European market Honda Jazz are made in Swindon, United Kingdom. The cars come with City-Brake Active System (CTBA) as standard. The mid and upper grades of the European-market Jazz range adds several ‘Advanced Driver Assist System’ (ADAS) including Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition System, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and High-beam Support System.

Of course, CTBA and ADAS are not available on the Jazz models sold here.

In any case, it well known that all recent Honda models, irrespective of where are made or sold, are engineered to meet Honda’s own internal passive safety standards, whose tests are more demanding than those conducted by NCAP organisations, goes well above the requirements of government regulations from around the world.  


Honda is also the only non-luxury carmaker that designs all its cars to pass a more realistic multi-vehicle collision scenario – a scenario which is not tested by Euro NCAP or any NCAP organisations around the world. Last year, Carlist.my had the privilege of witnessing a live multi-car crash test at Honda’s R&D Centre in Tochigi. Read more about it here.

Find more Honda Jazz cars at Carlist.my.

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.

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