All-New Mazda CX-5 a ‘Top Safety Pick’
Lightweight and high-rigidity SKYACTIV Body provides top-class safety performance –
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the All-New Mazda CX-5 has been named a “Top Safety Pick” for 2012, the highest possible safety rating, by the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in their crashworthiness tests.
The IIHS evaluation methods include: frontal offset test for a vehicle driving at 40mph (approximately 64km/h), side impact test for a vehicle driving at 31mph (50km/h), rear crash protection for a vehicle driving at 20mph (32km/h) and roof strength test.
These tests determine a vehicles’ protection performance as: “Good”, “Acceptable”, “Marginal” or “Poor” based on deformation of the vehicle and the performance of the safety equipment. A vehicle qualifies a Top Safety Pick if the vehicle earns a ”Good” rating in all four tests.
The All-New Mazda CX-5 is the first of Mazda’s new-generation products to fully adopt its breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY to powertrains, body structure and chassis as well as the company’s new ‘KODO – SOUL of MOTION’ design theme.
This information was taken from the Official Mazda website – www.mazda.com.au