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Mazda’s new hybrid has been involved in a Euro NCAP crash. How did she do?

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The Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV hybrid received a maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP. The excellent performance of the first electric Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv EV tested in 2020 is now officially extended to its new plug-in hybrid version.

The Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV Hybrid is a vehicle that combines the attributes of pure electric drive and a stock hybrid. It has just received the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP tests. d

Both versions of the MX-30 scored excellent in all four Euro NCAP test categories: 91% adult safety, 87% child safety, and 68% pedestrian safety. and security systems, 73 percent.

In addition, both models received top scores in simulated side impact tests, as well as top scores in child restraint tests for children aged 6 and 10 in frontal and side impact simulation tests.

The first car in a new test series

The MX-30 became the first Mazda to receive an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent Euro NCAP 2020 crash test rules. The 2020 classification placed more emphasis on occupant protection and improved post-crash protection, while also promoting the latest advanced driver assistance technologies.

In addition, Mazda’s new series plug-in hybrid system offers customers the same benefits as the all-electric MX-30, while opening up new ways to use the car as a battery-electric vehicle. With a battery capacity of 17.8 kWh, the e-Skyactiv R-EV has a clean electric range of 85 km. Using Mazda’s unique Wankel engine technology, an all-new 830cc single-rotor gasoline engine. The cm acts like an electrical generator, allowing you to travel long distances without worrying about range or recharging. The Wankel engine does not have a mechanical transmission to the wheels, it simply acts as a generator, ensuring that the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV is always driven by the electric motor, providing the same driving experience as a purely electric model.

Source: Mazda, EuroNKAP

Source: Wprost

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