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Five Euro NCAP stars for the Mazda6

The new Mazda6 is officially one of the safest cars on the road after receiving five stars from Euro New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), the highest rating possible. The result corroborates Mazda’s strategy to enhance the safety of all its vehicles with innovations like the impact-absorbing SKYACTIV-Body. And with the i-ACTIVESENSE range of driver-supporting active safety technology.

It thus becomes the fourth Mazda to have earned five stars from Euro NCAP under a stringent new rating system introduced in 2009, joining the previous generation Mazda6, the outgoing Mazda3 and the Mazda CX-5. Scores in each category are determined based on several crash tests, including a 64km/h frontal impact, 50km/h vehicle side impact, 29km/h pole side impact and 40km/h pedestrian impact. Euro NCAP also evaluates the electronic stability control (ESC) system.

Both the sedan and wagon versions of Mazda’s latest flagship scored top marks in all four categories. The grades for adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, and safety assist systems were 92%, 77% and 81%, respectively – comfortably above the 80%, 60% and 65% thresholds in these categories required to collect five stars overall. The Mazda6 also scored 66% for pedestrian safety, one the best marks in Europe among vehicles tested this year.

The new Mazda6 is equipped with Mazda’s groundbreaking SKYACTIV Technology and was the first Mazda whatsoever with the company’s unique i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system. While being more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever, the Mazda6 is also lighter and stronger, featuring ultra-high tensile steel and other innovations to bolster the body’s structures and with it passive vehicle safety. This is underpinned by the sensor-based i-ACTIVESENSE systems, which help prevent accidents in the first place and reduce their severity should one take place.

The globally-acclaimed new Mazda6 makes its Philippines debut at the 2013 Manila International Motor Show and has an almost 100 units on the road. Berjaya Auto Phils. Is on track to sell a record number of the stunning Mazda 6.

The all-new Mazda 6 is fully imported from Hiroshima, Japan and available in all of Mazda Philippines’s 14 dealerships: Mazda Greenhills (along EDSA), Mazda Pasig (along C5), Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda Makati (along Pasong Tamo Extension) and Mazda Alabang in Metro Manila; as well as provincial dealerships in Pampanga, Pangasinan (Dagupan), Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan), Batangas, Cebu, Cavite, Iloilo, Tarlac and Cagayan de Oro.

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