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Friday Morning Auto News, May 24, 2019

Thursday Morning Auto News, May 23, 2019

All-New Mazda3 Achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating

The All-New Mazda3 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. Following the Mazda6 last year, this is the second Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.

The All-New Mazda3 performed impressively in all four
Euro NCAP test categories -Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User
(pedestrian safety) and Safety Assist. This may be attributed to three key
factors: the adoption of the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which
features a high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell; an even
wider range of advanced i-Activsense safety technologies to help drivers
identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury; and
enhanced pedestrian protection performance.

With a truly outstanding 98% score in the Adult
Occupant category, the All-New Mazda3 achieved maximum points for frontal full
width impact, and both car and pole side
impacts. Mazda’s Smart Brake Support system also gained full marks in low speed
tests, with collisions avoided in all scenarios.

An excellent
Child Occupant score of 87% includes maximum points for child protection in the
dynamic tests, with full marks for both frontal and lateral impact. Vulnerable
Road User (pedestrian safety) tests garnered an equally noteworthy 81%, with
maximum points for pedestrian leg and pelvis area protection. And an impressive
73% score in the Safety Assist category pays tribute to efficiency of the
All-New Mazda3’s comprehensive suite of i-Activsense safety features.

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Wednesday Morning Auto News, May 22, 2019