The updated 2018 Mazda 6 is now officially the first Mazda to achieve a five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
The award is credit to the increased rigidity of the car’s lightweight yet impact-absorbing SKYACTIV-Body architecture, a wider range of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies and improved pedestrian protection.
Of the four Euro NCAP tests – Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) and Safety Assist – the updated Mazda 6 was better than its predecessor in three out of four tests.
Building on an already substantial spread of i-ACTIVSENSE safety features, the 2018 Mazda6 features an updated Mazda Cruise Control (MRCC), improved Adaptive LED Headlights, an Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) system, Mazda’s auto-hold function and a 360° View Monitor. Pedestrian protection performance has also been enhanced by the adoption of an active bonnet design.
The Mazda 6’s superior competency on the road also contributed to its five star Euro NCAP rating, with more linear, responsive and predictable acceleration, braking, handling and steering.