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15th June, 2009

ANCAP recently undertook testing of the entry model Honda Jazz GLi which recorded a 4-star safety rating.

If ANCAP had tested the GLi with the Safety Pack option, which includes side and full-length curtain airbags, it is considered by Honda that the Jazz GLi may have received a 5-star rating; as it does in EuroNCAP testing. (SEE CORRECTION BELOW)

Therefore, in terms of crash protection, the Jazz GLi with Safety Pack option, Jazz VTi and Jazz VTi-S are likely 5-star cars and if Honda chooses to assign cars for crash testing then ANCAP would have the capability to test Honda's belief. (SEE CORRECTION BELOW)

However, ANCAP do not give a 5-star rating to a vehicle that is not fitted with Electronic Stability Control irrespective of its crash performance.

Honda Australia acknowledges that due to the unique configuration of the Australian Jazz, Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda’s term for Electronic Stability Control) is currently unavailable.

Although Honda Australia has announced that Vehicle Stability Assist will become a standard feature on all Jazz variants with the introduction of the 2011 Year model (due in Australia in late 2010).


18th June, 2009

Honda Australia recognises that information provided to the media in a recent press release contained incorrect statements in relation to the ANCAP test results for the Honda Jazz.

Accordingly, Honda Australia wishes to correct those statements.

Specifically, Honda Australia confirms that the current Honda Jazz GLi, VTi and VTi-S models have not received, and are not eligible to receive, a 5 star rating from ANCAP and  would not be eligible for a 5 star rating from EuroNCAP, as those models are not fitted with Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda Australia’s terminology for ESC). Therefore, the Honda Jazz GLi would not have and could not have received a 5 star ANCAP rating had ANCAP tested the model with the "Safety Pack" option.


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