Skoda Citigo - 5 stars from Euro NCAP
The highest possible ratings in the class of city cars go for the new Citigo from ŠKODA. This automobile is with five Euro NCAP stars and was eagerly anticipated. And the effect is that the ŠKODA Citigo has received the highest number of points in its class, in tests by independent crash-test experts at Euro NCAP. Firstly Euro NCAP assessors affirmed that the overall safety packages, including its passenger, infant and pedestrian protection are exceptional. Without a doubt, ŠKODA counts on the affordable and yet uncompromising safety.
Furthermore praises for the Citigo go for the levels of passenger protection it offers. For example Euro NCAP's assessment involves front and side collisions plus a pole test.
This car is all about safety: Next go the wwwirations for the infant safety. Here ŠKODA again has achieved excellent results. And to be more precise - the car received full marks in tests simulating the protection of a three-year-old child.
Moreover Euro NCAP testers praised the inclusion of head-thorax airbags as standard equipment across the Citigo range, and belt-fastening reminders on all seats.
Last but not least is to be mentioned that the ŠKODA Citigo is the first car in the city car segment (together with the Volkswagen up! and SEAT Mii) that has a low-speed, active emergency braking assistant (which was called City Safe Drive). This innovative technology helps during urban driving and operates automatically at speeds lower than 30km/h (18mph). Depending on speed and level of traffic, the system can mitigate the affects of a crash or prevent it altogether.
More details of the ŠKODA Citigo's crash-test result are available on the Euro NCAP website at www.euroncap.com.