Five star safety in the Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is the third car this year to excel in the light of the new crash rating, with a score of five stars.

The Euro NCAP crash test results scored the Superb with the maximum five stars, leaving judges impressed by the 86% safety rating for child and adult protection and 71% pedestrian crash rating.

Standard-fit safety assist systems installed in the Superb such as the autonomous emergency breaking also boosted the car’s score.

Not all cars had such success against the new tougher testing, with the Fiat Panda Cross 4X4 only scoring three stars and gathering criticism from judges for its lack of additional systems. The standard Panda is currently evaluated at four stars, but the new testing does not bode well for Fiat. Across the board, many of their cars, like the Panda and 500X crossover are lacking in driver assist systems which are now receiving a greater weighting when it comes to the score board.

This weighting is clear in the four star rating of Hyundai’s i20 which missed out on a fifth star due to a lack of autonomous safety systems despite its high score in crash protection.

Another car to attain a five star rating, the Suzuki Vitara was tested in April. Its success was also down to the driver assist technology as well as a stellar 89% score in adult occupant protection category.

If you would like to find out more about the Skoda Superb, or enquire about a test drive, contact the Lancaster Milton Keynes dealership.

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