Honda Amaze crash test score is 2 stars for adult and 0 star for child occupant safety

In a recent round of crash test conducted by Global NCAP, the Honda Amaze has garnered mixed results. The vehicle, which previously secured a commendable 4-star adult occupant and 1-star child occupant protection rating in 2019 for the South African market, has now received a 2-star adult occupant and 0-star child occupant protection rating under the new testing protocols.

The latest assessment highlighted several areas of concern regarding the safety of occupants, particularly children. During frontal impact tests, both child dummies exhibited head contact, with the three-year-old dummy experiencing high loadings in the chest and neck, while the one and a half year old dummy faced a risk of ejection. Additionally, shortcomings such as the absence of three-point seat belts in all seating positions, a lack of a passenger airbag disconnection switch and limited provision for child restraint system installation contributed to the poor child occupant protection rating.

Regarding adult occupant protection, the Amaze fell short due to the lack of optional side head protection, electronic stability control (ESC) as standard and a seat belt reminder for the driver only.

In response to the test results, Honda Cars India issued a statement asserting that the car, under the new protocols, is deemed to be of a 5-star level, attributing the lower rating to the absence of certain equipment like ESC and side curtain airbags. The company reiterated its commitment to continuously enhance vehicle safety and pledged to improve safety features in future model iterations.

However, it’s worth noting that the current generation Honda Amaze, introduced in 2018, is slated to be replaced by an all-new model later this year.

The Amaze comes equipped with basic safety features such as ABS with EBD, dual frontal airbags, rear parking sensors, rear multi-view camera, high-speed alert, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

With safety being a paramount concern for consumers, the mixed ratings for the Honda Amaze serve as a reminder for automakers to prioritise the integration of advanced safety technologies to ensure the protection of occupants in all driving conditions.

Honda Amaze Front Impact Crash Test
Honda Amaze Side Impact Crash Test