New ŠKODA Superb awarded maximum 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests

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New ŠKODA Superb awarded maximum 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests

The new ŠKODA Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. Euro NCAP confirms the outstanding safety standard of the new ŠKODA top model that has only been 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 ŠKODA 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 new ŠKODA Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in all four categories.

The new ŠKODA 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 ŠKODA 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 XDL, 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 Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. Further optional safety systems are: automatic distance control (Adaptive Cruise Control), proactive occupant protection (Crew Protect Assist), Lane Assist, speed limiter, fatigue detection (Driver Alert) and traffic sign recognition (Travel Assist).

Additionally, innovative lighting systems in the new ŠKODA Superb provide significantly 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 ŠKODA Superb highlights that the current ŠKODA 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 new ŠKODA Superb, the new ŠKODA Fabia was awarded with 5 stars in November 2014. The maximum 5-star rating was also achieved by the models ŠKODA Octavia (2013), ŠKODA Rapid (2012), ŠKODA Citigo (2011) and ŠKODA Yeti (2008).

The outstanding results of the ŠKODA 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.

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.

The new ŠKODA Superb will arrive in Australia in 2016. Local specification and pricing will be available at the time of launch.

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