The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the all-new Mazda2 five stars for adult occupant protection.

Thanks to a lightweight, but strong body using high and ultra high tensile steels, the new Mazda2 proved itself amongst the bests in the segment on Euro NCAP crash tests. It scored an impressive total of 34 points for adult protection and the highest possible ranking of five stars.

Not only are adults given optimal protection in the new Mazda2, children are as well. With a four-star ranking for child occupant protection with 37 points, Mazda's new sub-compact becomes one of the few cars in its segment to achieve this level of child protection. And for pedestrian safety, Mazda2 achieved an admirable 18 points and two-star ranking.

The lightweight body due to weight-saving measures has made the new Mazda2 a trendsetter for fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. It delivers some of the B-segment's lowest fuel consumption (the standard power 1.3-litre petrol uses just 5.1 litres per 100 km combined) while producing just 119 g/km of CO2.

The new Mazda2 is not only one of the lightest, most fuel-efficient, best-looking, and fun to drive sub-compacts in Europe - it is also officially one of the safest.

Prices for the Mazda2 range begin at €13,495 (excl Dealer related charges).