December 10, 2014

Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron from Euro NCAP

The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e tron 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.


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