The Mazda CX-30 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. Following the success of the Mazda6 and the All-New Mazda3, the CX-30 is the third from Mazda to obtain an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) and Safety Assist were the four most impressive result categories for the CX-30. The Rating is a result of three key factors: the adoption of the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which features a high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell; a wide range of advanced i-Activsense safety technologies which help drivers identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury; and high standards of pedestrian protection performance.
The car came out with an impressive 99% score in the Adult Occupant category, the Mazda CX-30 achieved maximum points for frontal full-width impact, as well as for both barrier and pole side impacts. Mazda’s Smart Brake Support system also gained full marks in low-speed tests, with collisions avoided in all scenarios.
An excellent Child Occupant score of 86% included full marks in Child Restraint System installation checks and for child protection in the lateral impact test. Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) tests achieved a score of 80%, with maximum points for pedestrian leg and pelvis area protection. A score of 77% in the Safety Assist category recognizes the efficiency of the new Mazda CX-30’s comprehensive suite of i-Activsense safety features.
The outstanding driving dynamics achieved as a consequence of Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology also contribute to the new Mazda CX-30’s five-star Euro NCAP achievement, delivering a linear, responsive and predictable acceleration, braking, handling, and steering. By making the car easier to drive safely, the technologies reduce the potential for accidents without compromising Mazda’s traditional fun-to-drive character.
Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary-General of Euro NCAP, said: “Congratulations to Mazda for another almost-perfect score in adult occupant safety. There are still several cars to be rated in 2019 but it is unlikely we will see better for this part of the assessment […].”
Another fantastic outcome for Mazda, not only are they consistently improving the driving dynamics of their vehicles they are ensuring safety is key, filling their cars with the latest safety features and build quality to ensure maximum for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.