2020 Honda Jazz Adds Unique Front-Center Airbag

Honda has made the all-new Jazz e:HEV one of the safest vehicles around by adding the new first-in-class, first-for-brand front-center airbag technology that keeps drivers and passengers safer in event of a collision.

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According to Honda Large Project Leader Takeki Tanaka, occupant safety is of the utmost importance to us when we develop a new car. He added:

“We completely redesigned the latest-generation Jazz from the ground up, which meant that we were able to incorporate new advanced structural technologies and the latest passive safety features to provide exceptional protection from all kinds of accidents.”

Honda mounted the new front-center airbag behind the driver-side seat in the new Jazz. When impact occurs, the airbag deploys in the direction of the steering column, effectively cradling the driver’s head and preventing a collision with a front passenger. Honda says that this technology can reduce head injuries by as much as 98%.

The Jazz’s front-center airbag uses three attachment tethers to ensure that it unfurls in a curve that separates the driver from the front passenger. Furthermore, Honda engineers also raised the height of the center armrest to help maintain safe space between front-seat occupants.

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The new Honda Jazz e:HEV also uses a rear-seat i-side Airbag System. When deployed, the i-side Airbag System protects backseat passengers from hitting their heads on the doors and C-pillars. A suite of 10 advanced airbags is just one way Honda set out to make the Jazz a safe & smart option.

The 2020 Honda Jazz

The Jazz uses Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure for superior crashworthiness and also offers advanced driver-assistive technologies. The new 2020 Honda Jazz features Honda Sensing as standard, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System and Lane Keeping Assist System among many advanced safety features.

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Honda unveiled the 4th generation Jazz in October 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan where the car is sold under Fit nameplate. It went on sale in its home market earlier this year and is now available for sale in European markets.

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