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Mazda's All-New CX-5 Wins U.S. Safety Award

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the SUV a "Top Safety Pick" for 2012 due to its performance in collision tests.

TOKYO, March 21 (Kyodo) — Mazda Motor Corp. said Wednesday its new CX-5 sport utility vehicle for the U.S. market has won the top rating in a collision safety test by a noncommercial organization of the U.S. insurance industry.

Named "Top Safety Pick" for 2012, the highest possible safety rating, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the vehicle earned "Good" ratings in four safety tests -- frontal offset test, side impact test, rear crash protection and roof strength test, Mazda said.

The car was released in the United States in February this year.

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