HIROSHIMA, Japan, 6 March 2014 —-– 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 programme (NCAP). 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.
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 minimise the risks that lead to accidents and maximise 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.