Europe NCAP awards Skoda Rapid with 5 stars for safety

Article by Anita Panait, on November 30, 2012

The ŠKODA Rapid has been awarded 5 Stars for safety by Euro NCAP, following the results of its crash test. Euro NCAP acknowledged the vehicle’s excellent test results in the areas like: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems.

Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, remarked that the ŠKODA Rapid is one of the safest cars in its segment, as confirmed by the Euro NCAP results, which is an independent party.

Welsch quipped that the ŠKODA Rapid is an ideal family car that offers ample space for five occupants and their baggage. Welsch described the compact hatch as functional, having high quality and conforming to top-level safety standards.

The ŠKODA Rapid is a good combination of expressive design, excellent price-value ratio and efficient engines. The vehicle sets new standards in the A-segment by being roomy, elegant and affordable.

The vehicle also boasts of impressive fuel economy and all-inclusive safety equipment, as evidenced by award of 5 stars for its occupant protection for adults and children. The ŠKODA Rapid sits between the smaller ŠKODA Fabia and the larger ŠKODA Octavia in ŠKODA’s model line-up. Welsch remarked that technology should be used to increase safety and comfort for driver and passengers.

“The ŠKODA Rapid is one of the safest cars in its segment,” says Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. “These Euro NCAP results are confirmation from an independent party. Our compact hatch is an ideal family car offering lots of space for five occupants and their baggage. It is functional, high quality and conforms to top-level safety standards,” says Welsch.

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