Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron gets 5-star Euro NCAP rating

December 12, 2014
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The Euro NCAP has rated the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron five stars for crash safety. This maximum safety rating from Euro NCAP places the A3 Sportback e-tron among the safest alternate fueled vehicles in the world. It is to be noted that the test requirements demanded by the Euro NCAP are far ahead of the standards of the European legislation.

The A3 Sportback e-tron has received the special “Euro NCAP advanced” prize for its Audi pre sense basic protection system and Audi multicollision brake assist system that is offered as standard. With this safety function, the brakes are automatically applied in case of an accident for minimizing the risk of skidding and the danger of subsequent collision. The car is also equipped with Audi active lane assist feature.

More information is available in the press release below.

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

  • 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 multicollision brake assist system

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 volume 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 colors.

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 multicollision brake assist system that comes as standard equipment. 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 organizations. 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 today on the Internet.

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