Excellent passive safety
The compact SUV wows with a high degree of static and dynamic torsional stiffness, sophisticated manufacturing precision, a high level of comfort and impressive crash safety. ŠKODA has used high- and ultra-high-strength steel in many areas of the bodywork such as the longitudinal beams. The robust body structure with its generous crumple zones and the extremely strong passenger compartment both contribute to the high level of passive safety.
The ŠKODA KAROQ is equipped with seven standard airbags and two optional airbags, which all work in perfect harmony with the three-point seat belts (with height adjustment and belt tensioners in the front) to ensure the highest level of protection.
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Child seats can be secured using Isofix (as an option, also available for the front passenger seat) and top tether anchor points. An easy-to-reach fire extinguisher is secured under the front passenger seat.
In the event of a collision, specially designed headrests (WOKS – whiplash optimised headrests) in the front reduce the risk of whiplash injuries for the driver and front passenger. The perfectly shaped headrests prevent the head from moving backwards or forwards and in doing so, stop the cervical spine from hyperextending (whiplash).
If the airbags are activated, the fuel supply is cut off. The doors are automatically unlocked, making leaving the vehicle or emergency access easier.
Optimum protection from theft and misuse
The ŠKODA KAROQ’s central locking system comes with the safe-lock function as an option. When activated, the door cannot be opened from inside the car which prevents a thief from letting themselves into the car by smashing a window.
The state-of-the-art electronic immobilisation device which features rolling code generation also provides optimum protection from theft and misuse: every time the ignition key is removed, a new code is generated which protects the engine control unit from unauthorised use.