The all-new Mazda6 has gained a five-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP tests, making it one of the safest cars on the road in the United Kingdom. Mazda was able to achieve the safety feat by introducing innovations like the impact-absorbing SKYACTIV-Body technology. Following several crash tests, both the Mazda6 saloon and the tourer were able to achieve top marks in all four Euro NCAP categories.
The scores for the all-new Mazda6 were: adult occupant protection (92%), child occupant protection (77%), and safety assist systems (81%) – all exceeding the 80%, 60% and 65% thresholds required to gain a 5-Star rating overall. Likewise, the all-new Mazda6 scored 66% for pedestrian safety, one of the best in Europe among vehicles tested in 2013.
Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director at Mazda UK, remarked that the SKYACTIV technology did not only make the all-new Mazda6 more powerful and more fuel efficient, it is also now lighter and stronger, thanks to ultra-high tensile steel that reinforce the body’s structures as well as its passive safety performance.
He added that the all-new Mazda6 also features driver-supporting active safety technology that helps prevent accidents or reduces their gravity of unavoidable impacts. The all-new Mazda6 is the fourth Mazda to receive a 5-Star rating from Euro NCAP under the strict new scoring system introduced in 2009. Other Mazdas that received the highest rating possible are the previous generation Mazda6, the current Mazda3 and the new Mazda CX-5.