Mazda CX-30 records near-perfect score in Euro NCAP test, Mercedes GLB and Ford Explorer Hybrid get 5-star rating

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Nov 2019


Mazda’s subcompact crossover is one of the top scorers in the most recent Euro NCAP test and goes on to join the ranks of five-star cars assessed this year along with Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

The Mazda CX-30, a subcompact crossover between the CX-3 and the CX-5 which shares much of its DNA with the all-new Mazda 3, is one of the shining stars in the latest round of the Euro NCAP test.

It has joined the five-star club along with the Mercedes-Benz’s GLB and the larger Ford Explorer Hybrid.

Opel/Vauxhall’s supermini, the Corsa, earned four stars.

However, what really sets apart the Mazda CX-30 assessment is the near-perfect 99 percent score for Adult Occupant Protection. The car now tops the list for this part of the assessment against Euro NCAP’s 2018/2019 protocols.

The GLB meanwhile becomes the sixth Mercedes-Benz to be rated this year and the sixth to achieve the maximum safety rating. Ford’s seven-seat Explorer also gets a top rating. The latest version of this large off-roader, which has been on sale in the US in various forms for nearly three decades, is available in Europe in plug-in hybrid form.

Opel/Vauxhall’s new Corsa, however, achieves four stars, just like the previous-generation car did against the requirements in 2014. Performing above the five-star requirements in three of Euro NCAP’s four areas of assessment, the Corsa missed the top rating by a single percentage point in Safety Assist.

Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, “Congratulations to Mazda for another almost-perfect score in adult occupant safety. There are still several cars to be rated in 2019 but it is unlikely we will see better for this part of the assessment. And congratulations to Ford and Mercedes-Benz for their five-star ratings, too. Euro NCAP is now gearing up for new tests in 2020 but we’re confident that manufacturers will continue to deliver the highest levels of safety to their customers.”

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