Big bang! When Honda smashes up the Jazz and CR-V - VIDEOS

By CARSIFU | 6 November 2015

PETALING JAYA: CarSifu's Thomas Huong, who recently covered the Tokyo Motor Show, was given the rare opportunity to witness Honda crash-testing its cars at its test site in Tochigi.

The event took place ahead of the motor show and following a brief media drive of the Honda BR-V, S660 and Jade RS at the Twin Ring Motegi motorsport race track outside Tokyo. And then it was off to Tochigi, 58km south-west of Motegi, to check out Honda's advanced research and test facilities.

Honda's  Automobile R&D Centre, where the crash test was performed on Oct 27, is located next to its proving ground, which enables the rapid feedback of test drive results to be used in research and development. The proving ground is able to accommodate motorcycle, automobile, and power product testing simultaneously. It boasts over 60km of courses, and includes a high-performance control tower and monitoring system for close surveillance of all the test areas.

In the off-centre crash test arranged for the media, a Jazz (or Fit in some markets) went head to head against a CR-V at 60kph.

The result is best shown in the videos below and you can judge for yourself how safe the cars are.