Honda Australia has corrected its press statement released after the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, ANCAP, published crash test results for the Honda Jazz GLi on June 11, which recorded a four-star safety rating.
According to the ANCAP website: “Although the total score was sufficient for a five-star rating the lack of ESP meant the Australasian Jazz was not eligible for this top rating and so the score was limited to 32.49 and four-stars.”
Honda says that it recognises that the 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 five-star rating from ANCAP and would not be eligible for a five-star rating from EuroNCAP, as those models are not fitted with Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda Australia’s terminology for ESP).
Therefore, the Honda Jazz GLi would not have received a five-star ANCAP rating had ANCAP tested the model with the “Safety Pack” option.
The European version of the Honda Jazz is equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda Australia’s terminology for ESP).
Honda Australia announced in August 2008 that Vehicle Stability Assist will become standard on all Jazz models with the introduction of the 2011 Year model (due for arrival in Australia late 2010).
Further information on the ANCAP test results is available on the ANCAP website by clicking here.