Audi Gets 5 Stars For Their Hybrid Plug-In E-Tron From Euro NCAP
16th December 2014
Top marks in the front, side and rear collision categories
The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron also offers a high level of safety for children
Special prize for Audi pre sense basic and multi-collision brake assist system
Ingolstadt, December 10, 2014 – The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron which is the maximum five star rating for crash safety. This puts the first series production plug-in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.
The test panel was impressed by the Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron across the board: As a result the plug‑in hybrid earned top marks in protecting adults and children in a front, side or rear collision. The model also passed tests of its pedestrian protection with flying colours.
This year Euro NCAP additionally tested assistance systems for the first time. The A3 Sportback e-tron with Audi pre-sense front and Audi active lane assist also fulfilled the stringent requirements in this category.
The model received the special “Euro NCAP advanced” prize for its Audi pre sense basic passenger protection system as well as for the Audi secondary collision brake assist system that is fitted as standard. This function initiates braking automatically in case of an accident to reduce the risk of skidding and the danger of a subsequent collision.
Established in 1997, the euro NCAP consortium is made up of international representatives from European transport ministries, motoring associations, insurers and consumer organisations. The council tests the crash performance of new car models. The demanding test requirements of Euro NCAP far exceed the standards of European legislation. The latest test results will be published on the Euro NCAP website.
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