Top crash test safety result for Skoda Superb

The flagship of the Skoda range with advanced driver assist technology has been awarded a 5-star crash test rating by Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP 5-star rated Skoda SuperbThe new Skoda Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. The European crash testing organisation confirmed the outstanding safety standard of Skoda’s top model that was only launched onto the first markets a few of days ago. The latest Euro NCAP top result also shows the high safety standard of the entire Skoda model range: in the course of their respective market launches, all current model lines of the manufacturer have been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) rating includes the categories occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems. The Skoda Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in all four categories.

Using Volkswagen’s MQB technology, the big Skoda scores well with numerous safety assistance systems. In the event of a collision, state-of-the-art restraint systems with up to nine airbags, a more rigid body and specifically optimised crumple zones offer the best possible occupant protection. There is also a completely new chassis that guarantees stability, comfort and agility.

It also offers an array of new assistance systems and a level of safety that has not been seen as standard for vehicles in this segment up until now. The technology supports the driver in the most diverse traffic situations, from keeping at a safe distance and staying in lane to emergency braking in the case of an impending collision. The new Superb is fitted as standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including Multi-Collision Brake. In most EU countries, the following safety features are fitted as standard: Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, electronic tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) and XDS+, an extended function of the electronic differential lock.

In addition, several safety assistance systems are optional. The Superb is the first Skoda model to be available with Blind Spot Detection, Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. Further optional safety systems include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Crew Protect Assist, which provides proactive occupant protection, Lane Assist, Speedlimiter, the Driver Alert fatigue detection system and the Travel Assist traffic sign recognition system.

Additionally, innovative lighting systems in the new Skoda Superb provide significantly more safety. The Superb is the first Skoda model to come with Smart Light Assist which is a masked high beam.

The latest Euro NCAP top rating for the Skoda Superb provides an indication that the current Skoda model range is safer than ever before. In the course of their respective market launches, all current model lines have been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating. Prior to the Skoda Superb, the Fabia was awarded with 5 stars in November 2014. The maximum 5-star rating was also achieved by the Skoda Octavia (2013), the Rapid (2012), the Citigo (2011) and the Skoda Yeti (2008).

The outstanding results of the Skoda vehicles in the Euro NCAP crash tests is the result of extensive efforts by the manufacturer to achieve maximum active and passive safety. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the company is also involved in many ways in improving safety on roads and motorways.

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