New Mazda CX-30 2020 cements safety credentials with top ANCAP score

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has confirmed the Mazda CX-30’s five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating will carry over to the local model.

As previously reported in November last year, the CX-30 notched a near-perfect 99 per cent in the adult occupant protection test, making it the highest ranked model in that category above the Tesla Model X, Mazda3, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Volvo XC60 – all of which scored 98 per cent.

The Mazda CX-30 also fared well in the child occupant protection examination, notching 88 per cent due to just ‘marginal’ protection of the 10-year-old dummy’s neck in the frontal offset crash.

The vulnerable road user protection score was 80 per cent, while safety assist was awarded 76 per cent with the inclusion of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist, lane departure warning and blind-spot warning fitted across the range as standard.

The Mazda CX-30’s ANCAP adult occupant protection and vulnerable road users results mirror Euro NCAP’s score, however local CX-30’s notched an extra two and one per cent in child occupant and safety assist testing respectively.

ANCAP boss James Goodwin praised Mazda for setting a new high-water mark in adult occupant protection.

“It performed exceptionally well across the range of destructive crash tests including the full width, side impact, oblique pole and whiplash tests,” he said.

“Only minor reductions were seen for potential injury risk to the lower legs in the frontal offset test.”

Mazda’s new CX-30 is being launched next week, kicking off from $29,990 before on-road costs and topping out at $43,490.