The all-new Mazda CX5 crossover has received a full five-star crash safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests.
The compact 4×4 is the third Mazda to achieve five stars, following the Mazda3 and Mazda6, since the tougher new ratings system was introduced in 2009. The new test means vehicles must now score at least 60 per cent in the pedestrian impact assessment, which the Mazda CX5 did with flying colours.
The CX5 also scored 94 per cent, 87 per cent and 86 per cent in the adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assist categories respectively – well above the 80 per cent, 75 per cent and 60 per cent thresholds set out by Euro NCAP.
The car also scored maximum points in the side impact barrier and pole side impact tests.
The Mazda CX5’s excellent crash safety rating stems from its use of lightweight high-strength steel in the bodyshell, improving safety but also helping keep efficiency high.
Euro NCAP also praised the new Mazda crossover for its clever safety systems, including the Autonomous Emergency Braking System that acts independently of the driver to stop the car – or to reduce its speed – avoiding or mitigating the impacts of an imminent collision.
The Mazda CX5 has been winning prizes elsewhere too, for its breakthrough SKYACTIV technology: it recently scooped the UK Fleet World magazine Editor’s Award.
Mazda’s latest addition to its range was honoured for its fuel-sipping low emissions technology – with fuel consumption of up to 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km – delivering major savings at the pumps and in company car tax for fleet users.
Managing Director for Mazda UK, Jeremy Thomson: “The range of SKYACTIV technologies allows Mazda to build petrol and diesel cars that deliver class-leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without compromising performance or handling.