The Africa-spec Honda Amaze, made in India has gained a four-star crash test rating from the Global NCAP. The Amaze was among the three Africa-specs variants which have been crashing tested by Global NCAP. The recent crash test was a campaign for Safer Cars in Africa, organized by FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. According to Global NCAP, the car has got a great safety rating concerning adult passengers. Although, it is not great for child security.
Apart from Amaze, the India-developed Suzuki Ignis and Toyota Avanza have got three stars and four-star, respectively. The Africa-specs Amaze was driven at 64km/h for the frontal crash test. The all-new Amaze is an RHD 5 door sedan variant which undergone the crash test. Global NCAP claimed the crash test weight as 1,173 kgs (including a load of dummies).
The car was tested with 2 dummies in the front seat and a child at the rear passenger seat. 2019 Amaze was set up with all the necessary tools and cables required for shooting the crash test. Global NCAP adopted the entry-level variant for the crash test. In terms of safety features, the all-new Africa-specs Amaze is equipped with dual airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and a driver seatbelt reminder.
However, the Indian version is developed with few advanced safety features including speed warning system and seatbelt reminders for front passenger and driver. The Africa-specs all-new Amaze is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol 5 MT and CVT motor. It is priced between Rs 5.9 lakhs to 9.6 lakhs, ex-showroom.
The Indian-specs variant is built with all the essential safety features to satisfy the new safety standards. The frame construction of the car and the foot-well space was ranked as well-built. The car also comes with ABS, and Isofix anchorages. The crash test result also claims that the child dummies got damaged on the head from the interior design which is not safe. The child dummies were described as an 18-month old and a three-year-old.
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