“Mazda6’s maximum safety rating from Euro NCAP is a reflection of the progress Mazda has made in harmonizing driving pleasure with safety and environmental performance under the ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom’ plan. Going forward, Mazda will strive to fulfil our corporate social responsibilities by further advancing our eco-friendly and safety technologies,” Seita Kanai, Mazda’s Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of R&D, said.
In essence, protection of the chest during the side pole impact brought Mazda6 a poor safety rating while in the side impact the car provided good protection for both the chest and the other body parts.
In terms of pedestrian safety, the front bumper provided excellent protection to pedestrian legs, thus gaining maximum points. “The bonnet surface provided mostly poor protection in the area where an adult's head might hit and marginal protection in most of the areas likely to be struck by a child's head,” the testing results read.
Speaking of the safety equipment boasted by the new Mazda6, the Japanese automaker installed front seatbelt pretensioners, front seatbelt load limiters, driver frontal airbag, front passenger frontal airbag, side body airbags, side head airbags and driver knee airbag. “However, the system for the rear seats did not meet Euro NCAP’s requirements so the car was rewarded for the driver and passenger positions only,” the organization mentioned.