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All-new Mazda6 saloon and tourer achieve top scores in Euro NCAP crash safety tests


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All-new Mazda6 Scores 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

LONDON, September 4, 2013: All-new Mazda6 saloon and tourer achieve top scores in Euro NCAP crash safety tests SKYACTIV-equipped Mazda6 praised for combination of active and passive safety Mazda6 is the fourth Mazda since 2009 to attain Europe's top safety rating

The all-new Mazda6 is officially one of the safest cars on the road in Britain after receiving a 5-Star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP* tests, the highest rating possible. The result endorses Mazda's strategy of enhancing the safety of all its new vehicles by introducing such innovations as the impact-absorbing SKYACTIV-Body technology.

Both the Mazda6 saloon and tourer scored top marks in all four Euro NCAP categories after undergoing several crash tests. 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.

"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," comments Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK.

All-new Mazda6 is the fourth Mazda to have earned a 5-Star rating from Euro NCAP under the stringent new scoring system introduced in 2009, joining the previous generation Mazda6, the current Mazda3 and the new Mazda CX-5. The all-new Mazda6 is well-prepared for the future.