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The ŠKODA FABIA delivers safety without compromise. This hatchback was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test in 2014 for its exemplary safety features. Besides the safety systems outlined above, the following features are available as a standard or option in the FABIA:
› EDL boosts acceleration or uphill driving in response to low traction under one of the driven wheels.
› XDS+ helps the driver during sharp turns and ensures that the vehicle behaves neutrally during dynamic cornering. The control electronics essentially simulate the presence of a self-locking differential to improve traction and driving dynamics during turns. As a result, the vehicle will take bends much more assuredly and naturally than before.
› ABS keeps the wheels from locking during emergency braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
› MSR counters the locking action of the driving wheels, which can occur when the driver decelerates on a smooth surface.
› By increasing the braking pressure, the braking assistant helps drivers in situations in which emergency braking is necessary. This can significantly reduce the braking distance required.
› The ASR ensures smooth starting and acceleration without the wheels spinning on slippery surfaces.
› Electronic Tyre Pressure Monitor keeps the driver informed of tyre pressure at all times.
› The Hill-Hold Control assistant helps drivers start uphill safely. The system activates itself on gradients of five per cent or more and ensures easy and safe uphill starting without the use of the hand brake. The system keeps the car from rolling backwards or stalling.
› Flashing brake lights reduce the risk of rear-end impact, especially when approaching traffic jams on highways or suddenly braking in front of an unexpected obstacle.