Skoda Kushaq safely achieved 5-star GNCAP safety ratings | The Skoda Kushaq is the first automobile produced in India to undergo upgraded Global NCAP evaluation, and it passed with flying colors. The little SUV received a five-star certification for its protection of both adult and kid occupants.
Adult Occupant Safety in Skoda Kushaq
For adult passenger safety, the Kushaq received a score of 29.64 out of a total 34. It provided good to acceptable head, neck, chest, leg, and foot protection for the driver and front passenger in the frontal impact crash test. However, the driver’s left leg suffered worse, receiving only basic protection.
Two side crash tests were also carried out on the body design after it was determined that its integrity was stable. Skoda Kushaq demonstrated good protection for the head, belly, and hip with basic protection for the chest in the side mobile barrier test, which involves a constant-speed automobile and a barrier that comes at 50 kph. Skoda Kushaq’s basic version was used for this testing.
For the side pole impact test, GNCAP then employed a Kushaq with side and curtain airbags, which once again provided high protection for the head and hip but only fair protection for the chest.
Child Occupant Safety at Skoda Kushaq
The Kushaq (together with the Taigun) has established a new standard for kid occupant protection by receiving 42 out of a possible 49 points. The child seats for the three-year-old and 18-month-old were secured to the outside rear seats using the tie-down while they were both facing backwards. In frontal and side-impact crash testing, the Skoda SUV provided complete protection.
The SUV’s level of protection for vulnerable road drivers was also tested by Global NCAP, though the findings were not made public. The testing included replicating a child’s head hitting the bonnet and a biker’s lower leg being struck by the bumper at 40 kph. It’s probably safe to state that GNCAP has genuinely raised the bar for vehicles to perform well in its most current testing procedures.