New ŠKODA Superb Awarded Maximum Five-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Crash Tests

- Five-star result confirms top level safety of the ŠKODA flagship

- Outstanding occupant protection for adults and children

- New ŠKODA Superb scores well with innovative safety assistance systems

- Current ŠKODA model range: all cars with five stars from Euro NCAP

The new ŠKODA Superb has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. The latest Euro NCAP result also shows the high safety standard of the entire ŠKODA model range: at their market launches, all current ŠKODA model lines have been awarded a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.

The Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) rating includes categories of occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems. The new ŠKODA Superb has been awarded with the maximum five-star rating in all four categories.

The new ŠKODA Superb offers safety without compromise: using Volkswagen Group's latest MQB technology, the brand's top model scores highly 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 including (in the UK) standard Front Assist emergency braking function. This and other optional 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 the UK, the following safety features are also 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 available with Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. Further safety systems are: automatic distance control (Adaptive Cruise Control – standard from SE), proactive occupant protection (Crew Protect Assist), Lane Assist, Speedlimiter, fatigue detection (Driver Alert) and traffic sign recognition (Travel Assist).

Additionally, innovative lighting systems in the new ŠKODA Superb provide more safety. The Superb is available with Smart Light Assist, which provides automatic control of high beam lights, to better illuminate the road without dazzling other road users.

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 five-star rating. Prior to the new ŠKODA Superb, the new ŠKODA Fabia was awarded with five stars in November 2014. The maximum five-star rating was also achieved by the Octavia (2013), Rapid (2012), Citigo (2011) and Yeti (2008).

The outstanding results of 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.

For more information about the new ŠKODA Superb, please contact Westover ŠKODA in Bournemouth or Salisbury.