Honda Jazz to Boast Stability Control as Standard

Honda Australia is getting further measures to improve occupant safety and announced that both Jazz and City will feature stability control as standard starting next year. The manufacturer intends to make the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) feature available at no extra charge across the lineup, according to a report by

Honda Jazz scored a four-star rating in the ANCAP tests but the parent company says it could snatch a five-star award even without stability control in case the Safety pack option is fitted.

The Jazz scored 14.42 out of 16 in the ANCAP offset crash test, the organization said in the test results.

"The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 80 mm and upwards 31 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 57mm forward, 1mm downward and 3 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 12 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors opened with normal effort," it explained.

The tested vehicle was equipped with ABS and dual front airbags, offered as standard. Additionally, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are only optional on GLi versions, similar to front passenger and rear seat belt reminders.

"The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt," ANCAP explained.
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