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James Attwood, digital editor
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12 November 2020

The new Mazda MX-30 electric crossover has achieved a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP safety tests. The latest-generation Honda Jazz has also been awarded the maximum score.

The MX-30, which will go on sale in the UK early next year with a starting price of £25,545 (after the government grant) was praised by Euro NCAP for its impressive front-end safety structure and far-side restraints. Those systems helped it achieve a 91% score for adult occupant protection and 87% for child occupant protection.

The EV scored 73% for its safety assistance systems but just 68% for vulnerable road users collision avoidance capabilities. Euro NCAP described the latter score as a “mediocre test performance”, noting the car lacks “more advanced functionalities, such as turn-across-path intervention.”

The latest Jazz, now offered in the UK with an exclusively hybrid line-up, was praised for featuring “the most up-to-date safety equipment”, including new autonomous emergency braking systems and a centre-mounted airbag. 

The Jazz scored 87% for adult occupant protection, 83% for child occupant protection, 80% for its vulnerable road user collision avoidance systems and 76% for its safety assistance systems.

Michael van Ratingen, the secretary general of Euro NCAP, said the latest five-star ratings “demonstrate that Euro NCAP’s new 2020 protocols are having a tangible impact on the safety equipment and crash performance of car models in Europe, including the latest electrified vehicles.”

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gavsmit 12 November 2020

A totally pointless car

With that pathetic range you and your family will be spending lots of time outside the protection of the car waiting for the flat bed truck to pick you up from the side of the motorway.

ianp55 12 November 2020

Mazda MX-30

gavsmit wrote:

With that pathetic range you and your family will be spending lots of time outside the protection of the car waiting for the flat bed truck to pick you up from the side of the motorway.

Well yes it has a smaller range than most EV's but then again what family drives more than a hundred miles every day, the smaller battery pack in the Mazda would be quicker to charge,if I was stuck with a fractious family in the back I'd welcome the chance for a 30 minute respite from that when charging up

artill 12 November 2020

Will we get a 6th, and then

Will we get a 6th, and then 7th star in time? Pretty much everything is 5 stars these days. As for suggesting these cars sold in very low numbers in Europe have been inflenced by EuroNCAP, and claiming credit, it all sounds a bit much to me. As if they know the organisation is on borrowed time, perhaps?

Shrub 12 November 2020

Bit misleading

Reporting that a car has been given a maximum score because it has five stars is a little misleading; a top rating perhaps, but a maximum score for me would be 100%. The new Honda Jazz achieves five stars overall, a top rating, but adult occupant protection is given a score of 87% with chest protection in the frontal offset crash asessed as weak; not a result I would associate with a 'maximum' score.

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