Mazda CX-3 (reference image)

2015 JNCAP: Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 earn the highest ASV+ rating

Mazda announced on October 23 that the CX-3 and the CX-5 equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies received the ASV+ rating, the highest rating in the JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment for FY2015.

The JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment examines the safety performance of cars, such as the damage mitigation brake, the lane departure warning, the rear vehicle monitoring system (such as rearview monitor), which has been included in the assessment beginning this year. Cars are then given the safety rating of ASV+ or ASV.

The Mazda CX-3 and the CX-5 received the highest ASV+ rating this time. These cars were outfitted with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies that include the Smart Brake Support (SBS), which helps avoid or reduce severity of collisions when driving at mid to high speeds; the Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS F), which helps avoid or reduce severity of collisions when driving at low speeds; and the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), which warns the driver of imminent unintentional lane departures.

In the FY2014 JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment, Mazda also received the highest ASV+ rating for the Atenza, Axela, and the Demio.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)