| 23/05/2012 | 0 Comments

Mazda’s all-new CX-5, launched in Europe in this February, has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

This rating, alongside being named a “Top Safety Pick 2012” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States last March, confirms the all-new CX-5, which employs Mazda’s new lightweight, highly rigid SKYACTIV-BODY, as among the safest cars in the world.
Since 2009, the Euro NCAP rating system awards an overall rating from zero to five stars. The rating is composed of scores in four categories; adult occupant protection (50%), child occupant protection (20%), pedestrian protection (20%) and safety assist(10%). The ratings in each category are based on the following tests: frontal impact at 64km/h, Car-to-car side impact at 50km/h, Pole side impact at 29km/h, Whiplash from rear end impact and pedestrian protection, and evaluation of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). To be awarded a five-star rating cars must achieve high normalized scores in all four test categories.
The CX-5 is the third Mazda to earn the Euro NCAP five-star rating since the introduction of the new rating system in 2009. It scored amongst the top performers in the small off-road 4×4 category despite the introduction in 2012 of higher standards in the pedestrian protection category and overall rating.

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