The coveted 5-star NCAP rating is now in the portfolio of the Mazda CX-30, the Japanese manufacturer’s newest crossover and would be the latest addition to Mazda’s local lineup by the end of November 2019. The test applies for all variants across the European lineup of the CX-30.
The engines that the CX-30 variants were tested with were the 2.0L SkyActiv-G and the 1.8L SkyActiv-D motors on either the 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive models. Both variants performed similarly with the adult occupant rating at 99%, child occupant rating at 86%, vulnerable road users rating at 80%, and safety assist rating of 77%. According to the test, there was minimal damage done to the driver and passenger. The crossover was able to pass the side impact pole test with flying colors as the side sills of the vehicle protected the occupants well.
The YouTube video posted by Euro NCAP shows two frontal crash tests, as well as two side-impact tests. Whiplash tests were also conducted all of which focused on the restraint system of the vehicle. Pedestrian tests, such as head impact, upper leg impact, and lower leg impact were also part of the rating. The AEB systems were also put to the tests with passengers, cars, and cyclists. Mazda’s lane-keep assist was also tested by the Euro NCAP.
The CX-30 that was tested had safety equipment that includes dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, as well as a knee airbag for the driver. In terms of child safety equipment, the models have ISOFIX anchors for child seats and an airbag cutoff switch on the passenger side. This is all on top of a seatbelt reminder system for all occupants in the vehicle.
This crossover joins the ranks of the safest vehicles out in the market today, a feat that is not easy to come by. Mazda has done something remarkable with the CX-30 in terms of safety systems. This test was conducted in 2019 and published in the month of November.
The all-new Mazda CX-30 is set to arrive in the Philippines by the end of November 2019. The timing of Euro NCAP’s rating is impeccable. Knowing how Mazda specs its units here in the Philippines, it is highly likely that we will be seeing these high-end features accompanied by the full array of airbags as well.