Last week, we reported that there’s a possibility we’ll be seeing the Mazda CX-30 here in the Philippines. With the brand’s signature Kodo aesthetics and its positioning between the smaller CX-3 and larger CX-5, the CX-30 looks like a very worthwhile proposition.
Now, there’s another reason to cross your fingers for this vehicle’s local availability. According to crash tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), the crossover is really, really safe.
The Japanese car manufacturer’s crossover finished the Euro NCAP crash test with an impressive five-star safety rating. Broken down, the CX-30 received 99% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupant protection, 80% for vulnerable road users (pedestrians), and 77% for safety assist tech (units tested were equipped with Lane Assist System and Speed Assistance System, among others). As of now, the CX-30 tops the list for adult occupant protection during tests conducted within the year.
“Congratulations to Mazda for another almost-perfect score in adult occupant safety. There are still several cars to be rated in 2019 but it is unlikely we will see better for this part of the assessment,” Euro NCAP secretary general Michiel van Ratingen said in a statement.
Mazda has always done relatively well for itself during Euro NCAP crash tests (the all-new Mazda 3 also flaunts a five-star safety rating). This is a very good look for the brand, and we hope to see the CX-30 on Philippine shores soon.