March 08, 2013

New Skoda Octavia awarded five-star safety rating

The new Skoda Octavia has been awarded five stars for its high level of safety in the Euro NCAP crash tests. This top rating recognises the new Skoda Octavia's excellent performance, which is divided into occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian
protection and supporting safety systems. The new Octavia is to be introduced onto the European markets in the coming weeks.

"For Skoda safety is one of the key priorities," said Dr. Frank Welsch, Skoda Board Member for technical development. "That is also true for the new Octavia. Our goal is to make the journey as comfortable and safe as possible for both the driver and passengers. With numerous active assistance systems and a comprehensive package of passive safety features, this new model is the safest ever."

"The test results from Euro NCAP are further evidence of our high level of safety. We are pleased with the overall result of a five-star top rating from independent experts," Welsch added.

Euro NCAP awarded top marks for the circumferential occupant protection of adults seated in the front. The new Skoda Octavia achieved 93 per cent of the possible number of points in this category. The passenger compartment remains stable; the front-seated dummies are virtually undamaged after the test. The circumferential protection of front seated adults of different body sizes, in different seating positions, is always equally good. Likewise, the new Skoda Octavia achieved very good results in terms of child safety. The Euro NCAP test engineers gave a high rating in pedestrian protection for the new Skoda Octavia.


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