Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Mazda cross over named iIHS pick

 Mazda’s new crossover sport utility vehicle, the completely revamped 2013 Mazda CX-l5 has been named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  The CX-5 received the institute’s highest possible crash safety rating of "Good" in all four tests conducted.

"The 2013 CX-5 is Mazda's first production vehicle to receive the full suite of
SKYACTIV®[1] technologies, which focuses not only on fuel efficiency but also on
safety and stability," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North
American Operations (MNAO).  "Earning a 'Top Safety Pick' distinction from the
IIHS further exemplifies Mazda's dedication for creating products that offer the
best of everything that consumers want: fuel economy, performance, handling and,
most importantly, safety."

Vehicles receive ratings based on results from the Institute's evaluations on
front, side and rear impact crash tests as well as a roof strength test
(implemented in 2010), which measures occupant protection in the event of a
rollover.  Each vehicle's overall evaluation is based on measurements of
intrusion specific to each crash angle and the injury impact on crash test
dummies positioned within the vehicles at the time of collision, according to IIHS.

  The entry-level version of the CX-5, the CX-5 Sport, is equipped with high-level standard
amenities such as 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, daytime running lights (DRL),
push-button start, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, steering-wheel-mounted
audio and cruise controls as well as auxiliary and USB connection ports.  CX-5
Sport also boasts best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA rating of 26 city and
35 highway. By Joseph Szczesny


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