Previously, it was announced that the new Skoda Octavia will be introduced in India in 2020. The production of Skoda Octavia has recently kicked off in the brand's Mladá Boleslav factory. According to the latest announcement from the Czech car manufacturers, the upcoming Skoda Octavia has attained the full-star score at the Euro NCAP crash test.
2020 Skoda Octavia Safety features
As a full-star rated model, 2020 Skoda Octavia is well-equipped with all the necessary safety features along with with some enhanced features like Exit Warning assist, Turn Assist, Collision-Avoidance system, Autonomous Emergency Braking kit which can sense Pedestrians and Cyclists, Speed Assistance, and many more features.
2020 Skoda Octavia is equipped with a load of safety features
Currently, Skoda Octavia is available with two options abroad, including the liftback sedan and the station wagon model. It is reported that the wagon Octavia, Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI Ambition to be specific, was put through Euro NCAP crash test and received a five-star rating. This score is awarded to cars that display 92% safety for adult occupants and 88% safety for child occupants, and 73% and 79% for pedestrian and assist safety, respectively.
Even though the test was given to the Octavia 1.5 TSI Ambition wagon only, the test result is applicable across the range including the sedan version as well. It also means that 5-star safety rating is valid for all the variants in the line-up consisting of 1.0-litre petrol, 2.0-litre petrol model, 1.0-litre petrol/mild-Hybrid, 1.5-litre petrol/mild-Hybrid, 1.5-litre CNG, and 2.0-litre diesel variants. The only exception is the 1.4-litre petrol/plug-in hybrid variant which just entered the line-up recently, since hybrid cars require further testing to determining the “mass outside tolerance” according to the test result.
2020 Skoda Octavia Safety Crash Test Breakdown
NCAP issues some remarks regarding the test result publication. IndianAuto will break down the test result of the Skoda Octavia NCAP in the following.
Frontal offset test:
During the frontal offset test, the passenger cabin remained stable. Readings of the dummy used on the test demonstrate high protection of knees and femurs for both drivers and passengers. Skoda Octavia shows equal safety for car occupants regardless of sizes and sitting positions.
This test is designed to test the restrain in both front- and rear-row seats during a car crash by running the car against a rigid full-width barrier at a speed of 50 kph. Dummy reading reveals marginal protection for rear passenger’s chest but sufficient for drivers and rear passengers in general.
Side moving barrier impact:
On this particular test, the car will be put into a crash against a moving barrier approaching from the side. Skoda Octavia showed excellent protection for critical body parts and aced this test with full stars.
Side pole test:
During the side pole test, according to NCAP, chest protection was graded as “marginal”, according to “dummy readings of rib compression”. Other body areas are kept under good protection.
Front seats and head restraints:
Dummy readings show “good protection against whiplash injuries” in case of a crash coming from the rear end.
Safety feature functionality test:
Skoda Octavia is equipped with an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which is proved to perform competently during the functionality test at the low speeds.
For the Indian market, the new Skoda Octavia will only be available in the sedan version. Besides, it is expected that the sporty Skoda Octavia RS will be brought to our shore. More information will be revealed by Skoda at the Auto Expo taking place in January next year. Get updated more car news here.