The New ŠKODA OCTAVIA Receives Five Stars In Euro NCAP Test
The latest ŠKODA OCTAVIA has achieved a five-star rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), making it one of the safest compact models available. The new model received some astonishing scores across a range of categories, including an 88% score for Child Occupant Protection and an Adult Occupant Protection score of 92%. The outstanding overall result is an additional achievement for ŠKODA, following in the footsteps of previous five-star performers like the KODIAQ and KAROQ SUV models and the compact SCALA and the KAMIQ city SUV.
“We are very happy with the five-star Euro NCAP test score for the new OCTAVIA. We work hard to take our vehicles’ active and passive safety to ever higher levels and provide road users with maximum protection. In recent years, all our new models have been awarded maximum scores in this benchmark test for crash safety. Preceded by the SCALA and KAMIQ, the new OCTAVIA is the third ŠKODA model to have achieved this top rating in 2019. The new generation’s comprehensive safety equipment is once again complemented by numerous assistance systems that were generally reserved for higher vehicle classes until now.”
Christian Strube, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Technical Development
With the ŠKODA OCTAVIA receiving the maximum five-star rating, the new model has been recognised for its levels of safety and assistance systems. Among others, the new model includes Front Assist including Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection, activating gentle brakes to warn of a potential collision and automatically applies the brakes in an emergency. Side Assist warns the driver of approaching vehicles in their blind spot for up to 70 metres, helping avoid accidents on motorways and dual carriageways. When a collision is unavoidable, the Crew Protect Assist system prepares the vehicle and its occupants for the impending head-on/rear collision or roll-over. Several air bags are deployed, including a driver knee airbag, rear side air bags and more, to protect occupants in the event of an impact. Once impact has occurred, the Multi-Collision Brake stops the vehicle, preventing it from rolling any further in an uncontrolled manner. What’s more, the Collision Avoidance Assist. Turn Assist and Exit Warning are included for the first time in a ŠKODA.
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