All new Mazda6 achieves 5-star rating
Saloon and Tourer score top marks
The all new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer has achieved top marks in Euro NCAP crash safety tests which means the Mazda6 is officially one of the safest cars on the road.
The scores achieved by the all-new Mazda6 were adult occupant protection (92%), child occupant protection (77%), and safety assist systems (81%), comfortably above the 80%, 60% and 65% thresholds in these categories required to collect a 5-Star rating overall. The all-new Mazda6 also scored 66% for pedestrian safety, one the best marks in Europe among vehicles tested this year
Mazda’s have enhanced the safety of all its new vehicles by introducing such innovations as the impact-absorbing SKYACTIV-Body technology. Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK said “while the all-new Mazda6 is more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever before, thanks to its SKYACTIV technology, it is also lighter and stronger, featuring ultra-high tensile steel and other innovations which reinforce the body’s structures and its passive safety performance. This is underpinned by our range of driver-supporting active safety technology which helps prevent accidents in the first place and reduce their severity should one be unavoidable.” Mazda’s unique SKYACTIV technology also delivers major fuel savings and emission reductions without any power or performance compromise. The all-new Mazda6 Saloon SE Nav with a P11D value of £22,340 has lower emissions than the equivalent Volkswagen Passat priced at £21,710 and the rival Ford Mondeo priced at £21,740.
New Mazda6 Range
The all new Mazda6 range has been on sale since the beginning of the year, it is offered in six trim levels; SE, SE-Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Standard specification on the all-new Mazda6 SE Nav is generous and includes satellite navigation with TomTom technology, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), cruise control, air-conditioning, integrated Bluetooth® and Mazda Multimedia system with a 5.8-inch colour touch screen display.
The All-new Mazda6 is the fourth Mazda to have earned a 5-Star rating from Euro NCAP under the new scoring system, joining the previous generation Mazda6, the current Mazda3 and the new Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 has a lower insurance rating due to the ‘active’ safety technology. The Association of British Insurers lowered the original insurance ratings for the CX-5 by two groups due to the Smart City Brake Support. This lowered insurance rating results in annual savings of up to fifty pounds. If systems like Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support become a universal fitment EuroNCAP estimate that road accidents in Europe could be cut by 27% saving over eight thousand lives a year, it seems that it is good news all round when purchasing any of the new Mazda range.