Five stars for Skoda Octavia in Euro NCAP crash tests

By Reetika Bhatt | on December 9, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Score-wise, the Octavia achieved 86% for adult occupant protection, 84% for child occupant protection, 81% for safety assists, and 68% for vulnerable road users (VRU).

The Skoda Octavia has recently aced the Euro NCAP crash tests with a five-star rating. Although the evaluation body tested the Octavia Combi (estate variant), the same results are also applicable to the sedan model, which is sold in the Indian market. 

The Octavia variant that was used in the test included eight airbags, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Notably, these safety equipment are also found in the India-spec model. Additionally, because it was an international model, it also had all ADAS features, which are not offered with the Indian variant. 

Child Occupant Protection

The Skoda Octavia estate got 84% (41.2 points) in child occupant protection, according to Euro NCAP. The Skoda Octavia allows the owner to disable the front-passenger airbag in order to use a rearward-facing child restraint in that seating position. The protection for the 10-year-old dummy's neck was rated as 'marginal' in the frontal offset test, while protection for the chest was rated as 'poor' in the side barrier test.

Adult Occupant Protection

In terms of adult occupant protection, the Octavia received a score of 86% (32.8 points). The combined results of the frontal and side-impact crash tests are included here. In this test, the Skoda Octavia’s passenger compartment was graded as ‘stable.’ Both the driver and passenger’s knees and femurs got a ‘good’ protection rating. In the full-width rigid barrier test, the driver and rear passenger both received 'good' or 'adequate' ratings for the protection of all the vital body areas. The care received a 'marginal' rating for the protection of the driver's chest. Moreover, it received a 'good' protection rating for all critical body areas during the side barrier test. 

Vulnerable Road Users (VRU)

The Skoda Octavia received a score of 37.1, earning it a 68% protection rating for vulnerable road users like pedestrians. It provided 'good' to 'adequate' head and leg protection but 'mixed' pelvic protection for road users. The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology of the car was prepared to respond to both other vehicles and vulnerable road users. In the test to see how it would react to pedestrians and bikes, it did 'adequately,' avoiding crashes in many instances.

Safety Assist

The Skoda estate scored 81% (13.1 points) in the safety assist tests. According to Euro NCAP, tests of the Skoda Octavia's automated emergency braking (AEB) system showed that it responded well to other vehicles. Both the front and back seats come with a seatbelt reminder system as standard. The European model also gets a driver fatigue detection system, lane assistance features, and a driver-set speed restriction.

The Skoda Octavia is available in India as a petrol-only variant and is priced between ₹27.35 lakh and ₹30.45 lakh (ex-showroom).

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