New Skoda Superb gets five-star crash tests rating

The new Skoda Superb, which goes on sale in Ireland this month priced from €27,795, has been awarded with the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. 

The latest Euro NCAP top result also shows the high safety standard of the entire Skoda model range with all current model lines of the manufacturer having been awarded with the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The European New Car Assessment Programme rating covers occupant protection for adults and children, and pedestrian protection, and safety assistance systems. The new Skoda Superb has been awarded with the maximum five-star rating in all four categories.

The new Skoda Superb offers safety without compromise - using MQB technology of Volkswagen Group, the brand’s top model 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.

The new Skoda Superb offers an array of new assistance systems and impresses with a safety standard 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 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 monitor, and XDS+, an extended function of the electronic differential lock.

In addition, several safety assistance systems are optional. The Superb is the first model of the brand to be available with blind spot detect, rear rraffic alert, traffic jam assist and emergency assist. Further optional safety systems are: automatic distance control  proactive occupant protection, lane assist, speedlimiter, fatigue detection, and traffic sign recognition.

Additionally, innovative lighting systems in the new Skoda Superb provide significant more safety. The Superb is the first model of the brand to come with masked high beam (smart light assist ).

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

Euro NCAP is an independent consortium of European ministries for transport, motoring clubs, insurers and consumer groups. The organisation carries out crash tests with new car models and assesses their safety.


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