Mladá Boleslav, 5th November 2014 - "One of the aims of the new ŠKODA Fabia development was to bring top-level safety performance to the small car segment," said ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, Dr Frank Welsch. "The maximum five-star rating is confirmation by independent experts that we have achieved this goal and it shows that the new ŠKODA Fabia is one of the safest small cars in the market," said Dr Welsch.
The new ŠKODA Fabia received the maximum five-star rating in all four areas (occupant protection for adults, child safety, safety assistance systems and pedestrian protection). The testers particularly emphasised the stability of the passenger compartment. For the protection of 18-month-old children the new ŠKODA Fabia achieved maximum points, and the protection of three-year-old children was also awarded high marks.
The new ŠKODA Fabia scored well thanks to innovative safety features that were previously reserved for higher vehicle segments. Front Assist with integrated Emergency Braking Function is available on the new ŠKODA Fabia (in the UK it is standard from SE specification). This system uses a radar sensor to continually measure the distance to the traffic ahead. Whenever the distance is too small, the Assist intervenes – from warnings to a full automatic emergency stop. Also in the new ŠKODA Fabia is the Multi-Collision Brake which is part of the standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Multi-Collision Brake reduces the risk of the vehicle becoming involved in a secondary collision following an accident.
Available for the first time in the new ŠKODA Fabia is the optional Driver Activity Assist (fatigue detection). Other safety systems include Speedlimiter (standard from SE), Hill-Hold Control and an electronic tyre pressure monitor.
The new ŠKODA Fabia's comprehensive safety package provides the best possible protection in case of an accident. Six airbags – front, side and head airbags – in combination with five three-point seat belts protect the occupants in case of a collision. High body rigidity and specifically optimised body crumple zones form the basis for the high passive safety.
The new ŠKODA Fabia is available to order in the UK now, with first deliveries expected in February.
Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) 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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