Skoda Fabia | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating

13 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Skoda Fabia | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating


Skoda Fabia

The Fabia is a small car that protects the occupants well. The optional airbag has shown to give additional protection by reducing the chest loading. The child that are designed to fit onto points in the passenger seats did not well.

The advice on which to use was also confusing and could to very poor performance.

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A driver’s airbag is and this worked well in the head and chest. The front belts are fitted with and the driver’s belt is also limiting. The pretensioners are designed to forward movement in the event of a There was no evidence of a chest on the steering wheel.

A passenger’s airbag is an option Skoda asked Euro to test and these results are included. The benefit of a passenger’s may be better seen in other configurations although in our test the chest loading was slightly Hard structures under the were hazardous to the driver’s but the lower legs and feet reasonably well protected.

Only a simple two point belt was fitted in the centre seat, which can cause spinal and abdominal injuries.

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The dummy’s head the front face of the central pillar where some in the pillar prevented any serious There is no side impact as standard equipment and the chest the highest load contacting the wing, central door and the incoming door. The abdomen was loaded by the door trim the armrest. The loading on the chest was by an interaction between the dummy and structure that could not with a human torso.

However the overall performance for a car a side airbag was creditable.

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A passenger airbag is an and Skoda need to take the risk to children in rear child restraints fitted the front passenger’s seat. a poorly understood pictogram and a label on the windscreen were and neither explained the risk of injury or ….

Skoda are constrained to use the child developed for the Volkswagen group and caused problems as the new restraints, for use with points built the passenger seats, did not work In fact the forward facing Römer Prince’ seat is available for children of weight of when used with the almost completely ejected the on rebound.

Subsequent to this test, restraints were found not to be for the Fabia and have been from sale for the Fabia Although Skoda does more suitable rear restraints for this size of their literature does not any warning of the potential hazard.

The pedestrian protection on the Fabia is similar to many cars of size. Most of the benefits some softer bonnet and from the fact that the areas are seen as not giving to an increased risk of injury. of the front of the car was very stiff and

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