The new Skoda Fabia has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP results.
It scored 81% Adult Occupant, 81% Child Occupant, 69% Pedestrian and 69% for Safety Assist. This compares to the Peugeot 208 tested in 2012 which again scored five-stars, with an 88% Adult Occupant, 78% Child Occupant, 61% Pedestrian and 83% Safety Assist rating.
The new Fabia can be equipped with the latest safety equipment with Front Assistant with integrated Emergency Braking Function which is standard from ‘SE’ trim and above. The radar based system monitors the distance between the Fabia and traffic in front and should the gap close to an unsafe distance the driver will be warned and if no action is taken it will automatically brake the car to full halt if necessary.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags – front, side and head airbags, Multi-Collision Brake which is part of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. The Multi-Collision Brake system reduces the risk of the vehicle becoming involved in a secondary collision following an accident.
You can opt for Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection), Speedlimiter (standard from SE), Hill-Hold Control and an electronic tyre pressure monitor system.
The new Skoda Fabia is available to order now from £10,600 with the first cars expected to arrive in February 2015.Published 5 November 2014