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Toyota, Lexus and Mazda cars bag five-star Euro NCAP ratings

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 13:00

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FIVE: Mazda6 bags top NCAP marks

The Toyota Corolla, Lexus IS 300h and Mazda6 are now officially among the safest of vehicles after bagging five-star Euro NCAP ratings.

In the latest tests, the Vauxhall Adam and Mitsubishi Mirage superminis picked up four-star ratings.

Lexus’ IS 300h sports saloon scored 91% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, 80% for pedestrian protection and 66% for safety assist performance.

Their score in the pedestrian protection category is the best score ever recorded among all the large family cars Euro NCAP have tested.

Meanwhile, the all-new Mazda6 scored 92% for adult occupant protection, 77% for child occupant protection, 66% for pedestrian protection and 81% for safety assist performance.

Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazda UK, said: “While the all-new Mazda6 is more powerful and more fuel efficient than ever before, thanks to its SKYACTIV technology, it is also lighter and stronger, featuring ultra-high tensile steel and other innovations which reinforce the body’s structures and its passive safety performance.

“This is underpinned by our range of driver-supporting active safety technology which helps prevent accidents in the first place and reduce their severity should one be unavoidable.”

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