The new Honda Amaze might not be a striking hot model, but it's snubby, comforting face is becoming more popular, and it's certainly getting more love as time goes on. Launched in October 2018, the little car has redefined itself as a new standard of compact sedans.
This year started off with a bang in January which saw the Amaze move 115 units off showroom floors. From February through to May, figures were between 42 and 56 for that period. In June, numbers spiked to 102, 93 (July) and 71 in August.
Just how safe is Honda's popular Amaze in South Africa? Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa has launched the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies earlier this year.
The Amaze's platform makes use of high-tensile steel, which translates to a lightweight but rigid construction.
Honda also claims its features the automaker's Advanced Compatibility structure, "which allows for specific, programmed deformation of body structures in the case of a collision, while ensuring the integrity of the passenger safety cell."
The Amaze comes with dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear, and IsoFix child seat anchors. It also includes ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD).
The Amaze showed good safety performance for adult occupants but, says Global NCAP, "disappointing results for child occupant protection with one star for child occupancy."
The models tested by Global NCAP are the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis.
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