Mazda has announced that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 have achieved ‘Superior’ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is an independent non-profit organisation is dedicated to reducing the deaths caused due to accidents.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 can be opted with Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. It features the incorporation of active safety technologies using milliwave radars and cameras. It helps the driver to recognise potential hazards on the roads, helping to avoid a collision or at least mitigate the severity of a collision if it cannot be avoided.
The 2016 CX-5 Grand Touring trim gets Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, which alerts the driver of the presence of a vehicle in the blind spot areas like the sides and rear. The BSM system also features Mazda’s Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function, alerting the driver if a vehicle is detected approaching while reversing.
Additionally, the Grand Touring trim level offers Smart Brake Support (SBS) as an option. This system helps avoid head-on collisions or minimises damage by detecting an emergency ahead of the vehicle by automatically braking. It also features Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) that controls the speed of the vehicle to maintain a safe following distance.
The 2016 Mazda6 flagship sedan also offers a long list of safety technologies strengthening safety performance. The car has been designed to offer peace of mind, while delivering enhanced value. The Grand Touring trim level features Smart Brake Support (SBS) system as standard. The optional Technology package adds Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) along with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) function, amongst others.
The CX-5 range is priced from $21,795 while the Mazda6 has been priced from $21,495.
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