In March 2020, Mazda had the honour to have a total of six of their vehicle models awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award – the highest safety rating handed out by this United States non-profit organisation.
The six awards meant that as of March 2020, Mazda had the most Top Safety Pick+ awards out of all the automakers taking part; an illustrious achievement for the Japanese vehicle manufacturer.
The models that won include the 2020 versions of the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3, as well as the Mazda CX-9 (built after December 2019). In addition, the Mazda CX-30 earned a 2020 Top Safety Pick award when equipped with specific headlights.
In the Sultanate of Oman, all of these models are currently available with GCC specs across the country through the Towel Auto Centre (TAC) showrooms.
The Top Safety Pick+ awards were the result of Mazda’s new-generation models performing exceptionally well in IIHS’s “Crashworthiness evaluation” and “Preventive safety performance” categories. At the heart of this high safety performance demonstrated by Mazda is their advanced I-ACTIVSENSE safety technology and SKYACTIV-Body innovation.
The I-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technology takes a human-centered approach to helping the driver recognise hazards. These technologies include auto-braking to prevent or mitigate collisions and adaptive headlights that enhance visibility by automatically adjusting the area and range of illumination. At the same time, Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Body provides excellent collision safety performance, while still providing a lightweight vehicle body that enables an exceptional driving performance.
“Mazda is aggressively investing all of its technological and engineering expertise in a place that connects the driver with their car,” the manufacturer states. With your hands on the steering wheel of one of Mazda’s new-generation models, an intimate connection is created between you, the vehicle, and the road surface.