As one of our priorities in the development of ŠKODA cars is to offer you and everyone on board the maximum possible level of safety, ŠKODA models feature the most advanced safety equipment, protecting occupants effectively if there is an accident and even actively preventing emergencies from occurring in the first place. Explore all the systems that will ensure that you feel safe whenever you are at the wheel of a ŠKODA.
All new ŠKODA models have been awarded the maximum 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.
With all the advanced technology within our reach, it’s easy to overlook the one thing that makes every drive truly safe. And that is you. The driver.
Since driver is the most important safety feature, it’s crucial to know the basic and not so basic principles of safe driving. That includes understanding how to make the best use of safety assistant systems. We’ll show you. Using an example of the two most common driving situations – driving in dense city traffic versus long distance driving.
At ŠKODA we do everything we can to keep you safe on the road. Not only do our cars feature the most advanced equipment that should both actively prevent accidents and protect occupants in case of an emergency, but we also want to show you how you yourself can contribute to your own safety. That's why we partnered with Street Smart, a drivers progrramme that equips young Kiwis with the tools needed to safely drive our roads.
Check out this detailed overview of all the safety features you can find in a ŠKODA, encompassing advanced driver assists, the protection of children on board, and a rundown of the safety equipment in each of our models.
Please note not all features are available on New Zealand models.
The main purpose of airbags, in tandem with the seat belts, is to prevent the occupants’ bodies from coming into contact with any rigid parts of the car, or at least to minimise the consequences of any such contact.
The driver is protected by a front airbag mounted in the steering wheel. The front passenger’s front airbag, with a deactivation feature, is located in the dashboard.
The driver’s knee airbag, mounted in the lower part of the dashboard under the steering wheel column, is designed to protect the driver’s legs in case of frontal impact.
Side airbags in the front seats protect the thorax and pelvis of both the driver and passenger in case of a side impact.
Backseat passengers also benefit from the protection afforded by side airbags.
Curtain airbags cover the window area and the car’s inner structure from the A-pillar to the C-pillar. They protect the heads of occupants in both the front and rear seats, thus guaranteeing maximum safety.
The cabin of all ŠKODA models is manufactured from the hardest possible materials in order to provide the passengers with maximum protection.
Every parent will insist that the top priority is to protect the smallest passengers whom standard safety belts cannot help. We agree, so in all ŠKODAs you'll find useful safety features effectively protecting all small travellers.
In all ŠKODA models, you will find attachment points for children’s car seats using the Isofix system, which enables the easy installation of car seats while ensuring that they are firmly fixed to the vehicle’s body. What is more, they are supplemented with Isofix frames or Top Tether clasps in the vehicle’s luggage area, thereby limiting the rotation of the car seats.
What specific safety features does each ŠKODA model offer? Find out in our brief overview.
The brand's flagship, the SUPERB, can be fitted with all of the assist systems available, including Lane Assist and Emergency Assist. The car can optionally be fitted with powerful bi-xenon headlights and 4WD. Occupants are protected by up to 9 airbags.
ŠKODA's largest SUV is protected by a full range of assists, including Crew Protect Assist, working in tandem with the radar, and Manoeuvre Assist. Full LED headlights deliver a great view of the road. The lusty design is rounded off by higher ground clearance, up to 9 airbags and optional AWD.
The compact KAROQ makes no compromises when it comes to safety. It offers the same safety systems as the KODIAQ, including full LED headlights. The KAROQ can rely on higher ground clearance, optional 4WD, and a total of 9 airbags.
Our bestseller excels not only in its generous interior, but also in safety. Up to 9 airbags, including for the knees, combine with the rigid design to deliver maximum safety on board. Choose from a full range of assists, rounded off by full LED headlights. Optional all-wheel drive and Emergency Call are also available.
SCALA’s attention to safety has also been inspired by higher-end cars. The car comes complete with a plethora of advanced driver assist systems, up to 9 airbags, and eCall. The maximum 5-star rating underlines top safety level for the ŠKODA SCALA.
The FABIA provides a sense of safety with up to 6 airbags, LED lights, and selected safety assists, such as Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert Low and Front Assist and XDS+ improves vehicle control when cornering.