– Mazda’s Best-Selling Vehicle Receives Highest Safety Rating From IIHS –
IRVINE, Calif. (December 15, 2011) – The 2012 Mazda3 was currently famous as a “Top Safety Pick” by a Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Refreshed for 2012, both sedan and hatchback models perceived a organization’s top probable pile-up reserve rating of “good” in all 4 tests conducted.
“Mazda3 is an critical automobile for Mazda on so many levels,” pronounced Jim O’Sullivan, boss and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “Making adult scarcely 60 percent of a year-to-date automobile sales, Mazda3 is not usually a best-selling automobile though also a initial North American product to offer SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, a innovative fuel-saving, performance-oriented engineering initiative. Being famous as a ‘Top Safety Pick’ serve shows Mazda’s joining to providing consumers with vehicles that accommodate their any need, from opening and pattern to peculiarity and safety.”
Vehicles accept ratings formed on formula from a Institute’s evaluations on front, side and back impact pile-up tests as good as a roof strength exam (implemented in 2010), that measures passenger insurance in a eventuality of a rollover. Each vehicle’s altogether analysis is formed on measurements of penetration specific to any pile-up angle and a repairs impact on pile-up exam dummies positioned within a vehicles during a time of collision. Only vehicles versed with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are authorised for testing.
Starting during $15,200, Mazda3 is accessible with 4 powertrains on possibly four- or five-door styles. The sedan-only MZR 2.0-liter gasoline engine offers 148 horsepower with 135 lb.-ft. of torque. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, accessible for both sedan ($18,450) and hatchback ($18,950) models, produces 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque. Also accessible for both models is a incomparable MZR 2.5-liter engine, that boasts 167 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque. Starting during $24,000, a MAZDASPEED3 completes a lineup and is versed with a direct-injected, turbocharged MZR 2.3-liter engine that produces 263 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque.
All 2012 Mazda3 and MAZDASPEED3 models are versed with a high turn of customary reserve features, that embody 6 airbags (advanced twin front, front-seat mounted and full-length side curtain), anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with a Traction Control System (TCS), front and back stabilizer bars, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a “crushable” stop and accelerator pedal public and collapsible steering column, active front headrests, three-point reserve belts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters as good as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). Available reserve options embody a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) complement and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling bi-xenon headlamps.
Founded in 1959, a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, non-profit, systematic and educational classification dedicated to shortening deaths, injuries and skill repairs that outcome from crashes on a nation’s highways and roads. The Institute, along with associate a Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), supports highway reserve efforts and collision impediment by automobile pile-up reserve tests as good as consumer education, such as motorist function and alley designs. For some-more information, revisit www.iihs.org.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States, Canada and Mexico by scarcely 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
For some-more information on Mazda vehicles, revisit a online Mazda media core during www.mazdausamedia.com. Product B-roll might be systematic online by visiting The News Market during www.thenewsmarket.com/mazda.
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 SKYACTIV is a purebred heading of Mazda Motor Corporation.
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