WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6
each received a "Superior" safety rating from the Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety (IIHS) in its latest evaluation of crash prevention
The CX-5 and Mazda6 were among 19 new models that were rated by the IIHS
in their third round of front crash prevention systems testing, out of
which 14 were rated "Superior". Vehicles that offer front crash
prevention systems are rated by IIHS as "Basic", "Advanced", or
"Superior" based on whether they have autobraking, and if so, how
effective it is. Out of the 14 vehicles that received the Superior
rating, the CX-5 and Mazda6 join a small group of 4 non-luxury vehicles
that offer this crash prevention technology.
Front crash prevention systems operate using a variety of sensors such
as cameras, radars, or lasers to detect vehicles or other obstructions,
and automatically apply the vehicle's brakes if the driver does not
react in time. These systems can help drivers to avoid or minimize the
effects of a front-to-rear crash, which is already evidenced by
insurance data that shows lower rates of claims for vehicles equipped
with these systems.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 can both be equipped with Mazda's
i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies, an umbrella term covering a
series of advanced safety features developed in line with Mazda
Proactive Safety, which make use of detection devices such as milliwave
radars and cameras. They include active safety technologies that
support safe driving by helping the driver to recognize potential
hazards and pre-crash safety technologies that help to avert collisions
or reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
The 2016 CX-5 GS model includes Mazda's advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
(BSM) as standard equipment, which helps detect vehicles approaching
from the blind spot areas at the sides and rear. BSM also incorporates
Mazda's Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function, which alerts the
driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side as the
driver backs up.
The CX-5 GT also offers optional Smart Brake Support (SBS), which helps
avoid frontal collisions or minimize damage when travelling mid- to
high-speed by automatically braking when the vehicle senses an
emergency ahead, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), which
automatically controls the vehicle speed to maintain the safe following
distance in accordance with the target speed set by the driver. MSRP on
CX-5 starts at $22,995.
The 2016 Mazda6 offers a wide variety of advanced safety technologies
and further strengthens safety performance. Mazda6 and its advanced
safety technologies deliver greater driving pleasure and peace of mind,
while adding further polish to the value offered by Mazda's flagship
model. Mazda6 GS models come standard with Mazda's advanced Blind Spot
Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function. The
Mazda6 GT's optional Technology package adds Forward Obstruction
Warning (FOW) and Smart Brake Support (SBS), among a long list of other
safety-enhancing features. Mazda6 MSRP begins from $24,695.
About Mazda Canada Inc.
Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer
service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165
dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media
website at www.media.mazda.ca
SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.
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