The new Skoda Superb has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. All current Skoda model lines have been awarded a maximum five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. The 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.
The new Skoda Superb has been rated 5-stars in all four categories viz. occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems. The new Skoda Fabia (2014), Octavia (2013), Rapid (2012), Citigo (2011) and Yeti (2008) were awarded 5-stars as well.
The Skoda is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, just like the Octavia. The Superb comes with nine airbags along with a host of other safety options such as Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, electronic tyre pressure monitor and XDS+, an extended function of the electronic differential lock. Electronic Stability Control including Multi-Collision Brake comes standard on the UK spec Superb.
Optional safety tech includes: Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, proactive occupant protection (Crew Protect Assist), Lane Assist, Speedlimiter, fatigue detection (Driver Alert) and traffic sign recognition (Travel Assist).
The new Skoda Superb is expected to replace the current generation next year.