5-Stars for new Mazda2 in latest Euro NCAP Ratings

Posted on 08 Oct 2007

When it comes to safety, motorists need look no further than the Mazda2 supermini which has just been awarded a 5-Star safety rating in the last round of Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests.

The new model, which is available to test drive at JenningsMazda on Riverside Road in Sunderland and Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough, proved itself to be among the safest cars in the small car segment – earning the maximum 5-Stars for adult protection, plus a class-leading 4-Stars for child protection and a competitive 2-Stars for pedestrian protection.

“This is an excellent result for Mazda2, which is now officially one of the safest small cars,” said Rob Lindley, managing director Mazda Motors UK.

“Mazda’s designers and engineers have demonstrated that lightweight construction, which is so important in cutting fuel consumption and reducing emissions, does not mean having to compromise on strength or safety.”

Weighing significantly less than the outgoing model, not only does the stylish new Mazda2 have improved safety features, but it also boasts better environmental credentials with CO2 emissions from 129g/km, better performance and handling and much higher levels of equipment as standard, compared with the outgoing model.

Customers can take their pick from a three-strong range of petrol models, with diesel models being launched from March 2008.

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