Safety: up to nine airbags and new assistance systems

› Featuring up to nine airbags, the new FABIA is one of the safest small cars on the market
› No fewer than seven assistance systems make their FABIA debut
› ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points for optimal installation of child seats

Mladá Boleslav, 16 August 2021 – With up to nine airbags, the new ŠKODA FABIA is one of the safest vehicles in its segment. As a result of the FABIA now being built on the modular MQB-A0 platform, its active and passive safety features have been further improved, and it now includes assistance systems that were previously reserved exclusively for higher-tier vehicles. Travel Assist, Park Assist, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Side Assist, Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection, and Manoeuvre Assist are all available for the first time in the FABIA. In addition, the latest generation can now be equipped with up to nine airbags.

The new model is based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 and ŠKODA AUTO has fully exploited the possibilities this platform has to offer. It enabled advanced assistance systems from higher-tier vehicles to be used in the FABIA. Overall, seven systems which increase safety and comfort make their debut in the range.


Travel Assist includes several assistance systems

The optional Travel Assist is a new addition to the range and incorporates several systems to provide automatic support with longitudinal and lateral steering; this feature can be activated at the touch of a button. Using Hands-on Detect, Travel Assist checks at regular intervals whether the driver is touching the steering wheel consistently. In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Travel Assist also includes Lane Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition – both of which make their FABIA debut. Side Assist, Front Assist with Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection, Park Assist and Manoeuvre Assist are also new to the range.

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Now with up to nine airbags

Driver and front passenger airbags, curtain airbags and front side airbags are fitted as standard in the new FABIA. A knee airbag for the driver and side airbags for the rear are optional. This increases the number of airbags protecting the car’s occupants in the event of an accident to nine. To safely secure child seats, ISOFIX anchors and top tether anchor points on the outer rear seats come as standard and are optional on the front passenger seat. This means that the FABIA can safely and conveniently accommodate seating for three children.

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