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2012 Mazda3 named one of the "SAFETY FIRST CHOICE" by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

2012 Mazda3 was today named one of the "Security First Choice" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Redraw for 2012, sedans and hatchbacks have both received the highest possible rating of the organization, that is to say "very good" for the four crash tests.

"The Mazda3 is an important vehicle for Mazda and it has several levels, said Don Romano, president of Mazda Canada Inc. Accounting for nearly 55 percent of our sales of vehicles since the beginning of the year, the Mazda3 is not only our best-selling vehicle, but also our first product in the North American market to be equipped with the SKYACTIV technologies, our innovative energy efficient engineering axis performance program. The fact of being recognized as one of the "Top Picks security" demonstrates once again the commitment of Mazda vehicles offer consumers that meet all their needs, whether in matters of performance and design or quality and safety. "

Vehicles are given ratings based on results from tests of frontal, side and rear of vehicles, as well as a test of resistance of the roof (established in 2010), to measure occupant protection in the event of rollover. Each overall evaluation is based on measurements of intrusion specific to each crash angle and the injury impact test dummies that are in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Only vehicles equipped with a control system of electronic stability (ESC) are eligible for testing.

Available from $ 15,595, the Mazda3 offers a choice of four powertrains on models with four or five doors. The petrol engine 2 liter MZR deploys power 148 horsepower and 135 foot-pounds; The MZR 2.5-liter larger cylinder generates 167 horsepower and 168 foot-pounds of torque; and the all-new SKYACTIV-G 2-liter develops 155 horsepower and 148 foot-pounds of torque. The Mazdaspeed3 comes complement the range and is also equipped with an MZR 2.3-liter turbocharged and direct injection that produces 263 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds of torque.

All models Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 and Mazda3 Sport 2012 series are equipped with a multitude of safety features, including six airbags (two front evolues safety cushions, cushions front seat-mounted side curtain airbags and full-length ), the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic system of distribution of brake force distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with traction control system (TCS), stabilizer bars front and rear, the entire brake pedals and deformable acceleration, the steering column energy absorption, the active front headrest, seat safety has three anchor points to all squares, seat belts with tensioner and voltage limiter in the front and tether anchorages for seat ISOFIX child in the back. Among the options of safety, we find the system Blind Spot Monitoring (MASC) and Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with bi-xenon has automatic adjustment of the beam.

About the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Founded in 1959, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) is an independent organization, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing mortality, injuries and material damage resulting from collisions on roads and motorways. The IIHS and its affiliate, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), support efforts deployed to ensure road safety and prevent accidents by means of crash tests and helping to educate consumers on topics such as driver behavior and road improvements. For more information, visit the Web site has www.iihs.org address.

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