The Mazda 2 was introduced in Australia during 2003. The Maxx and Neo variants in Australia are similar to the Exclusive variant tested by Euro NCAP.
The European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Side airbags, head-protecting side curtains are optional on the Maxx and Neo and standard on the Genki from December 2003. ABS brakes are standard on the Genki variant. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.
Published: 05 January 2006