Near-perfect rating for adult occupants

Mazda’s new CX-30 has been awarded the highest ever score for its protection of adult occupants by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

The model achieved a near perfect 99 percent for Adult Occupant Protection and a five star safety rating overall.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said the Club was impressed Mazda was leading the way for safety and urged buyers in the market for a new car to consult ANCAP’s ratings before they purchased.

“Your vehicle is the last line of defence in a crash and no matter your price range, it’s important to always choose the safest option,” Ms Smith said.

“If you’re in the market for a new car, you should always aim to buy the vehicle with the best star rating you can afford.

“Mazda’s set a new standard here and we hope more manufacturers will follow their lead and prioritise the safety of their drivers and passengers.”

ANCAP Chief Executive James Goodwin said in addition to adult occupants, the CX-30 also provided a high level of protection for children and performed exceptionally well across a range of crash tests.

“The physical protection offered to child occupants was also strong and our assessment showed a range of common child restraints could be safely accommodated,” Mr Goodwin said.

“Autonomous emergency breaking performance was good with vehicle to vehicle collisions avoided or mitigated across higher-speed scenarios.

“Active lane keep assist functionality also showed areas of good performance, however the system does not have the capability to intervene in more critical emergency lane keeping scenarios.”

The full results could be viewed on ANCAP’s website.