Euro NCAP: Five Stars for Skoda Yeti
The Skoda Yeti will be released locally in Q1 2010.
27th August, 2009
The best marks for safety for the Škoda Yeti: in the
new, toughened crash test performed by Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), Škoda's compact SUV
has achieved the highest rating – five stars. Besides adult occupant protection, the overall result
reflects the vehicle's excellent child occupant and pedestrian protection parameters.
The Skoda Yeti's top-class safety test results include those of a “whiplash test”, a new category
established this year to assess the stability of the seats and the degree of protection of the
occupants from cervical spine injuries in rear impacts. The Yeti's result is one of the best of all
the vehicles tested so far. “Škoda has shown that it provides an equal degree of protection for
passengers of all sizes, sitting in various positions (in all seats)“, says the Euro NCAP
“The result shows our commitment to safety aspects at the development stage that also includes
seat geometry tests and the strength of the applied materials. We test various seat settings and work
hard to improve the properties of the entire system. To ensure maximum possible protection, the system
must be in perfect harmony. We use state-of-the-art technology and test methods, as safety is one of
the key aspects in developing new Škoda vehicles,” says Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Škoda Auto BOD member
responsible for technological development.
In its assessment report, Euro NCAP mainly appreciates the degree of protection provided by the
knee airbag (available as standard in Germany). The Yeti can be fitted with as many as nine airbags.
Thanks to the stable body structure made of high-strength steel, this compact SUV has received
excellent 92 per cent in the occupant protection category and, thanks to optimum protection provided
by airbags, the maximum possible number of points in the side impact category.
Škoda engineers have put great emphasis on active safety in developing the Škoda Yeti. As required
by Euro NCAP, the passenger airbag indicator light comes on when the airbag is deactivated. Upon
starting the vehicle, an “Airbag On“ display informs the driver that the airbag is activated. As a
standard part of the vehicle's equipment, the Škoda Yeti is fitted with the ISOFIX system for mounting
child seats onto rear seats.
Besides occupant protection (especially child protection), pedestrian protection parameters are
excellent, too. In this connection, the car has received the maximum number of points for the
With the test results described above, the Yeti has proved to be one of the safest cars in the
compact SUV market.