Skoda Kodiaq scores 5 Stars in Euro NCAP crash test


The soon to be launched in India Skoda Kodiaq has scored 5 Stars in Euro NCAP crash test results. The tested model was 2.0 TDI Ambition variant with 1,653 kg kerb weight. The Kodiaq scored 92% for adult occupant safety, 77% for child, and 71% for pedestrian safety.

The Euro-spec Kodiaq comes with several standard safety equipment, including front, driver knee and side airbags (head and chest), seat belt pretentioners and load limiters, Automatic Emergency Braking and Speed Assistance System.

Adult Occupant
The report comments that the passenger compartment of the Kodiaq remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. In the full-width rigid barrier frontal impact, protection for the driver’s chest was rated as marginal and that of all other critical body areas as good or adequate, for both driver and rear passenger. Full points were given in the side barrier test, with good protection of all critical body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other areas was good. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

“The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking performed well in tests of its low-speed functionality”, added the report.

Child Occupant
For the child occupant, in the frontal offset test, readings of neck tension in the 10 year dummy indicated poor protection. Otherwise, protection of both dummies was good or adequate in this test. In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good, for both dummies. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that position. Clear information is provided regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded, commented the report.

Pedestrian Protection
For pedestrian protection, the report said that the protection provided by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian was good or adequate over most of the bonnet surface, with some poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars. The Kodiaq scored maximum points for the protection provided by the bumper to pedestrians’ legs, with good results at all test locations. Protection of the pelvis area was mostly good but with some poor results recorded. The autonomous emergency braking system is capable of detecting pedestrians and, in tests of this functionality, performed adequately.

The Kodiaq will be launched in India soon, and the dealerships across the country are unofficially accepting bookings starting at Rs 10,000.

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