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Mazda 6 Gains 5 Stars From EuroNCAP

2009 Mazda 6 (copyright image)

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19th February, 2009

The new Mazda 6 (known as the Mazda Atenza in Japan) with European specifications has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme* (Euro NCAP) in its 2009 combined safety performance test. This accolade makes Mazda 6 one of the safest cars in the world.

For 2009, Euro NCAP has implemented a more stringent evaluation system that awards a single overall vehicle safety rating combining the scores achieved in four areas of assessment: Adult Occupant Protection, Child Protection, Pedestrian Protection and Safety Assist. The Mazda 6 was in the first group of vehicles tested under the new framework.

Seita Kanai, Mazda’s senior managing executive officer in charge of R&D and Programme Management, said, “Mazda 6’s maximum safety rating from Euro NCAP is a reflection of the progress Mazda has made in harmonising driving pleasure with safety and environmental performance under our Sustainable Zoom-Zoom plan. Going forward, we will strive to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities by further advancing Mazda’s eco-friendly and safety technologies.”


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Mazda models in Europe that received the highest possible five stars for Adult Occupant Protection under the previous Euro NCAP rating system include the Mazda 5 (Mazda Premacy) in September 2005 and the Mazda 2 (Mazda Demio) in December 2007.

While the first generation Mazda 6 combined unique and attractive styling with exceptional driving performance, the new Mazda 6 has further developed these characteristics and added substantially enhanced safety performance that complies with the world’s strictest safety standards.

Note: Euro NCAP is an independent agency comprised of the transport authorities of European countries. It has awarded automotive safety ratings since 1997.

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