Features in new Japanese models (2): Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki, and Daihatsu

Availability of front pedestrian braking grows; emerging use of pedestrian protection airbag

2017/03/27

Summary

  This is the second of three reports that looks at features available in new models released for sale in Japan by Japanese OEMs from August 2015 to February 2017. This report features 14 new models. The vehicles that will be profiled are as follows: five from the Suzuki brand, four from Honda, two each from Subaru and Daihatsu, and one from Mazda.

  The third report will focus on features available on new mini cars launched during the same period.

Subaru Impreza Sport
The Subaru Impreza adopts pedestrian protection airbag
as standard equipment (Photo: Subaru)

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