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All PHEV, petrol and diesel variants of the new Mazda CX-60 have received 5-Star Safety ratings from ANCAP.

The medium SUV demonstrated “good all-round performance” with record top sores in Child Occupant Protection (93%) and Vulnerable Road User Protection (89%) respectively.

Fitted with advanced active safety technologies, the Mazda CX-60 managed to get high scores for its performance in “all forward-moving autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, including in ‘turn-across-path’ intersection test scenarios”.

All variants of the Mazda CX-60 is equipped with a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and blind spot monitoring (BSM). Its lane support system “showed some areas of Good performance” while its “emergency lane keeping (ELK) scenarios was assessed as Marginal”.

Physical crash tests of the CX-60 saw full scores awarded for protection of the driver and child occupants in the side impact test, and to the driver in the more severe oblique pole test. The child restraint installation assessment also showed that all child restraint types could be safety accommodated in all three rear seating positions.

In the frontal offset (MPDB) test, Good results were seen for the front passenger, however Adequate and Marginal performance was recorded for the chest and legs of the driver in this test scenario with penalties applied for potential knee injury risk for occupants of different sizes/statures, and incorrect knee airbag deployment.

The CX-60 is fitted with a centre airbag in the front row, designed to reduce occupant-to-occupant and occupant-to-vehicle contact, and full points were scored in tests of its effectiveness.

“The CX-60 will be a welcome and safe addition to the Medium SUV segment, and provide varied choice to customers looking for a safe and environmentally friendly vehicle,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.

ANCAP’s full safety report on the Mazda CX-60 can be found here.