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The ŠKODA FABIA COMBI MONTE CARLO delivers safety without compromise. The ŠKODA FABIA 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 COMBI MONTE CARLO:
› 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 Monitoring 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. This system is standard for cars with an automatic DSG transmission and optional for other versions.
› 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.
The idea of the Start-Stop system is to switch the engine off every time there is no need for it to be running, a particularly practical feature in an urban environment as it cuts down significantly on fuel consumption. The Start-Stop system is activated automatically after the engine is started and can be manually switched off at any time.
What happens when energy is recovered? Kinetic energy is transformed into usable electricity, which is stored in the battery or used in electric systems. During engine braking, the alternator supplies the electricity to appliances and recharges the battery. This saves on the fuel that would otherwise be used for these tasks.