Passive safety technologies help mitigate injuries to the driver and passengers if an accident should occur. Mazda does not simply comply with the laws*1 of each country and region, but also conducts tests for various types of potential collisions that might occur on the road, and has made steady progress in developing passive technologies to better protect passengers and drivers. Major passive safety technologies are as follows:
- *1Crash safety performance test, rollover test, roof strength test, etc.
Mazda has developed SKYACTIV-BODY, a new-generation body structure with lightness and high rigidity, by revisiting the basic principles and reviewing every element of the structure, production method and materials. Ultra-high tensile steel is used for 61% of SKYACTIV-BODY, with 1,800 MPa ultra-high tensile steel with the world's highest rigidity adopted for the front and rear bumper beams, to realize lightness and excellent crash safety performance among mass production vehicles.
Safety performance of the CX-5 received the highest-class ratings.
- Named "Top Safety Pick" for 2012, the highest rating, in the crash safety performance test by the IIHS (US)
- Won the highest five-star rating in the comprehensive safety performance assessment in 2012 by Euro NCAP
- *2Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit organization active in the US insurance industry that performs safety evaluations