All-New Mazda6 Earns Top Safety Ratings In Japan, USA and Europe

Posted on Mar 9 2014 - 5:22am by Editor2

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the all-new Mazda6 (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) has been awarded the maximum five-star overall rating by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new car assessment program (NCAP)*1. With this latest result, the all-new Mazda6 adopting Mazda’s next-generation lightweight and high-rigidity SKYACTIV-Body, has now received the highest possible safety ratings from Japan, the USA and Europe.

All-new Mazda6

All-new Mazda6 has received the following assessments. (Overall safety ratings are shown.)

September 2013 Euro NCAP*2 (2013 rating) 5-Star
November 2013 JNCAP*3 (2013-2014) Five Star Award
December 2013 IIHS*4 (2014) 2014 Top Safety Pick + (Plus)
February 2014 NHTSA-NCAP (2014 model year) 5-Star

The all-new Mazda6 is Mazda’s flagship model, fully adopting the company’s next-generation SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, KODO-Soul of Motion. Since global launches began in November 2012, the model has received high acclaim for its dynamic design, and its ability to deliver both exceptional environmental and safety performance, and powerful and exhilarating driving. The model’s excellent safety performance has now been verified by third party assessments in Japan, the USA and Europe.

Mazda’s safety philosophy, ‘Mazda Proactive Safety’ aims to minimize the risks that lead to accidents and maximize the range of conditions in which the driver can drive safely, and Mazda vehicles offer outstanding safety performance based on this philosophy. In pursuit of the ultimate aim of a collision-free automotive society, Mazda will continue researching, developing and incorporating new safety technologies into its products, providing customers with both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.

*1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program.
*2 European New Car Assessment Programme: An independent agency comprised of the transport authorities of European countries, etc. It has awarded automotive crash safety ratings since 1997.
*3 Japan New Car Assessment Program: Vehicle collision safety performance evaluations conducted by the National Agency of Automotive Safety and Victims’ Aid.
*4 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Collision safety performance evaluations by an independent, nonprofit organization funded by auto insurers.