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India-bound 2016 Skoda Superb Awarded 5-star Euro NCAP Rating

Snapshot: The Euro NCAP rating includes the categories occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems.

Skoda, the Mladá Boleslav based manufacturer, unveiled the new-generation of its flagship saloon Superb earlier this year. Apparently, It was reported to be headed to India for a mid 2016 launch. Now, the company has announced that new Superb has been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. In addition, the latest Euro NCAP top results also showed the high safety standard of the entire Skoda model range.

The new Skoda Superb is fitted as standard with Electronic Stability Control including Multi-Collision Brake. Additionally, it also has front assist with City Emergency Brake, electronic tyre pressure monitor and XDS+, an extended function of the electronic differential lock as standard. In fact, 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, Speedlimiter, fatigue detection (Driver Alert) and traffic sign recognition (Travel Assist). However, it remains to be seen that whether the India-spec model comes with these safety features or not.

Underpinning the MQB architecture of Volkswagen Group, the Skoda Superb with 9-airbags, a more rigid body and specifically optimised crumple zones, was rated first-grade in the Euro NCAP 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. For those asking, all current models of Skoda have been awarded with the maximum 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.

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