The Skoda Kodiaq has been given the maximum five star NCAP safety rating, making it the seventh model from the brand to be awarded the highest rating.
Euro NCAP awarded the SUV a rating of 92% for adult occupant protection. It also received full marks in the side barrier collision test – showing it can provide good protection for all vulnerable areas of the body.
Christian Strube, Skoda board member for technical development, said: “Euro NCAP is one of the most demanding safety tests. We are therefore proud to have achieved the best result. The Skoda Kodiaq has a long list of innovative technologies and clever solutions on the board. We have increased the passive safety, despite the body shape itself making a major contribution to the safety. In addition, we have expanded the advanced assistance systems so that accidents can be avoided to an even greater extent."
Euro NCAP particularly mentioned the good operation of the standard emergency brake system, which works well at low speeds and prevents almost all collisions at motorway speeds. The vehicle can be fitted with up to nine airbags and has three-point seat belts as standard, with belt tensioners and the ISOFIX system for attaching children´s seats at the rear seats.
Other safety functions include; automatic activation of the hazard lights in the event of emergency braking, automatic door unlocking, activation of the warning hazard lights and interruption of the fuel supply in the event of a collision. If a collision is imminent, the proactive occupant protection system crew protect assist closes the windows and sunroof, and tensions the front seat belts. Following an accident, multi-collision brake prevents the car from continuing to travel in an uncontrolled manner.