The all-new Honda Amaze, which is made right here in India is also exported to various other countries around the world including Africa. Global NCAP, a crash test agency that provides ratings to the new cars after crash testing them in a controlled environment has tested the all-new Honda Amaze, which is on sale in the African market. The car is made in India is exported to the African countries.
The Honda Amaze was tested in accordance with the NCAP rules and was crashed against a barrier at a speed of 64 km/h. The test was done with 40 per cent offset. The car received a four-star rating when it comes to adult protection. G-NCAP also rated the car’s structure and footwell area as stable. This is the base variant of the car, which comes with a dual airbag, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and a driver seatbelt reminder. The car received 14.08 out of 17 for adult safety and 8.16 out of 17 for the child safety. The Indian-spec Honda Amaze also offers all these features plus there is an extra feature of speed-warning that gives beeping sounds when the vehicle crosses the 80 km/h mark. Also, the driver and the co-driver seat, both get the seatbelt warning sign. These features were made mandatory by the Indian government to ensure a minimum safety level of the cars.
The G-NCAP safety ratings, however, gave a one star for child occupant protection. The tests were done with a child seat that is approved by Honda for use in their cars. The crash test found out that the test dummies that represent the size of an 18-month old and a three-year-old size can sustain head injuries during a crash as the head of the child remains exposed. It increases the probability of a head injury.
It should be noted that the second-generation Honda Amaze has become quite popular in the Indian market and the sales figure shows the same. It was launched last year in the Indian market and complies with the upcoming Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assesment Program (BNVSAP) that will be implemented in the Indian market next year. It should be noted that while the G-NCAP conducts the test at 64 km/h, the Indian rules keep the car speed at 56 km/h during the crash test. Nonetheless, in the future, all the new cars will be crash tested in India and will be given stars based on the results.
Last year, Tata Nexon became the first-ever made-in-India car to get a 5-star rating in India. The Mahindra Marazzo received a 4-star rating. The tests are being done by G-NCAP as a part of Safer cars for India and Safer cars for Africa initiative. In the coming future, we may see many more such tests done on the made-in-India models.