2012 Audi Q3 awarded with the maximum five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 27, 2011

The new Audi Q3 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety by the Euro NCAP consortium. The results for adult safety in a side, frontal or rear collision, for child wellbeing and pedestrian protection mean that the new Audi Q3 is one of the safest vehicles in its category.

The consortium, which was established in 1997, is composed of worldwide representatives from European transport ministries, insurers, consumer protection organizations and automobile associations. It executes rigorous assessments of the crash performance of new vehicles. The test requirements far exceed the standards of European lawmakers.

The results of the Q3 for passenger and driver protection in side and frontal impact collisions easily earned the automobile the top rating of five stars. The test also revealed that children are well-protected in this new model. Euro NCAP also tests the fasten seatbelt reminder for the front and in particular the rear seat passengers. The Audi Q3 comes standard with both systems.

In addition, it has been found out that Audi ensures pedestrian protection as evident in its Q3 featuring a front end specially designed to help to alleviate the effects of a collision. Moreover, the vehicle also possesses the active safety features that go beyond Euro NCAP's standards.

For example, the standard daytime running lights provide the Audi Q3 with greater visibility, especially for pedestrians. Optional features include driver assistance systems such as the standard dynamic stability control (ESP) with Audi active lane assist and Audi side assist.

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