Skoda’s Kodiaq is due in India and is expected to be launched in June-July, 2017. The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and will be available in the country in both 5-seater and 7-seater configurations.
The Kodiaq is already sold in international markets and recently, the SUV went through the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash test. The variant that was tested is the Ambition trim and is equipped with safety focused features like dual front airbags, knee airbags, belt pre-tensioners, AEB pedestrian airbags, ISOFIX and airbag cut-off switch to name a few. The car has scored 5-stars in the crash test.
As per the report by the Euro NCAP, during the frontal collision, the passenger compartment remained stable and provided good protection to the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. However, the driver’s chest protection was marginal during the full-width front impact. The Skoda Kodiaq, in the side barrier test, was able to provide full protection and scored full points.
The head restraints and front seats have good protection against whiplash injuries in rear-end collisions. The rear seats including the optional third row, offered marginal protection. The Kodiaq is also equipped autonomous emergency braking system which works at low speeds and the system performed well in tests.
Below are the ratings are given by Euro NCAP:
Adult Occupant: 92 percent with 35.3 points
Child Occupant: 77 percent with 38.3 points
Pedestrian: 71 percent with 30 points
Safety Assist: 54 percent with 6.5 points
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