› The new FABIA offers excellent level of active and passive safety
› Family-friendly with ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points even for the front passenger seat
› Travel Assist, Park Assist and Manoeuvre Assist available for the first time
ŠKODA has once again improved passenger safety in the new FABIA and further expanded the range of available assistance systems. The safety and comfort features now also include new assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher-tier vehicles. Travel Assist and Park Assist, for example, have been added to the model range. The vehicle can be equipped with up to nine airbags to protect the occupants in the event of an accident. This is the first ŠKODA FABIA to offer additional ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points even for the front passenger seat. Boasting excellent active and passive safety, the new ŠKODA FABIA is one of the safest vehicles in the small car segment.
In terms of active and passive safety, ŠKODA also utilises the capabilities of Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform for the new FABIA. This platform enables the use of the latest passive and active assistance systems and offers a robust body structure with high torsional resistance and great stability. ŠKODA uses high-strength, advanced high-strength or specially hardened hot-formed steels for this purpose.
In the event of an accident, the occupants are protected by up to nine airbags. Airbags for the driver and front passenger as well as curtain airbags and front side airbags are standard. Optional extras include a knee airbag for the driver and rear side airbags, as well as ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points for the front passenger seat. ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points for the rear seats come as standard. This means that this small and family-friendly car can accommodate three securely fastened child seats.
Travel Assist supports longitudinal and lateral steering
By offering Travel Assist for the FABIA, ŠKODA now also provides automated support for longitudinal and lateral steering of the vehicle. The optional system can be activated at the touch of a button and combines, among other things, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which – up to 210 km/h – automatically adjusts the speed of the car to that of vehicles ahead, and Lane Assist. As the name suggests, this helps to keep the FABIA in lane by performing corrective steering inputs if needed. The improved Side Assist feature is available as an option. This warns the driver of vehicles that are up to 70 m away and wanting to overtake or that are in the car’s blind spot. Park Assist works at speeds of up to 40 km/h and lends the driver a hand when parking. This system displays suitable parallel and bay parking spaces and, if desired, takes over the driver’s steering work when parking. In addition, Manoeuvre Assist uses sensors to detect an obstacle in front of or behind the car during parking and applies the brakes automatically. Traffic Sign Recognition is another first for the FABIA.
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