Independent vehicle safety firm ANCAP awarded the new Mazda CX-30 a five-star safety rating which includes a near-perfect score for Adult Occupant Protection.
The CX-30 scored a record 99 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 80 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection and 76 per cent for Safety Assist.
"The Mazda CX-30 achieved the highest Adult Occupant Protection score we've recorded to date,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.
"It performed exceptionally well across the range of destructive crash tests including the full width, side impact, oblique pole and whiplash tests. Only minor reductions were seen for potential injury risk to the lower legs in the frontal offset test."
"The physical protection offered to child occupants was also strong, and our assessment showed a range of common child restraints could be safely accommodated."
"Autonomous emergency braking performance was Good with vehicle-to-vehicle collisions avoided or mitigated across higher-speed scenarios. Active lane keep assist functionality also showed areas of Good performance however the system does not have the capability to intervene in more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios."
Along with AEB, all CX-30 models get blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control.
The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all CX-30 variants sold in Australia and New Zealand.
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