Safety

Safety

The Mazda2’s SKYACTIV-Body, which comprises 65 per cent high tensile steels, provides an incredibly strong and lightweight protective safety cell around driver and passengers.

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The Mazda2’s SKYACTIV-Body, which comprises 65 per cent high tensile steels, provides an incredibly strong and lightweight protective safety cell around driver and passengers. Standard-fit safety equipment includes - Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Hill Hold Assist (HHA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Stop Signalling System (ESS) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Six airbags – dual front, side airbags and full-length curtain airbags – ISOFIX outer rear seats, and five three-point seatbelts, 4 with pre-tensioners (not available on the centre rear seatbelt).

The optimised side and curtain airbags are of a larger capacity to not only cover the pelvis but also offer higher levels of impact protection to the chest and abdomen. Naturally, the head areas for both front and rear occupants are fully covered.

The flagship GT Sport Nav+ features Mazda’s colour Active Driving Display that projects the most important real-time driving data directly into the driver's forward field of view, such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation. Standard on all but the 75ps models Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) that automatically stops the car, or reduces the speed of the car, when there is a risk of collision with the vehicle in front while travelling at speeds up to approximately 20mph. This helps the driver avoid or reduce the severity of a crash. Using a near-infrared sensor mounted on the windscreen to constantly monitor preceding vehicles at a range of up to around six metres, SCBS primes the brakes to remove any play in the pedal if its detects a collision is imminent. If the driver does not respond to potential obstruction ahead, SCBS automatically applies the brakes, extensively reducing the possibility of impact at speeds of up to 10mph and significantly reducing the intensity of a collision.

Also standard from 90ps SE-L Nav+ models upwards, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) uses a camera mounted at the top of the windscreen to monitor the proximity of lane markings and determines whether or not the vehicle is about to unintentionally stray from its lane. It warns drivers via a rumble strip sound from the corresponding side speaker along with a visual warning in the instrument panel.