2013 Audi A3 Euroncap Rating
Yep, you guessed it! The new Audi A3 is a five-star car. How could a new Audi score less.The scores are pretty good too.
The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal, rear, and side impact as well as child safety and pedestrian protection make the new Audi A3 one of the safest cars in its class. The test engineers awarded the A3 the best rating for driver and passenger in the frontal and side impact collisions. Children are also afforded very good protection in the new Audi A3. Euro NCAP also singled out the seat belt reminder for the front and, in particular, the rear seats. The Audi A3 comes as standard with both systems.
The quality of the car, and the number of available features on board contribute to the car’s safety.
Audi press release:
Pedestrian protection is a key issue for Audi and the car maker has delivered an outstanding solution in the A3 – a specially designed front end incorporating an active bonnet, which is raised in the event of a collision using a pyrotechnic release mechanism to help mitigate the consequences of an accident. These features help the Audi A3 to score some very good marks in this discipline as well.
Audi also values active safety above and beyond the measures assessed by Euro NCAP. Standard halogen or LED daytime running lights, depending on version, make the Audi A3 more visible to pedestrians, for example. Other driver assistance systems such as the standard rest recommendation function built into the Driver’s Information System, and the optional speed limit display, Audi adaptive cruise control with pre sense front, Audi active lane assist and Audi side assist systems are now also available to drivers of the compact-class model. The same also applies to lighting systems such as the adaptive headlight range adjustment and full-LED headlights, which will filter down to certain A3 variants from the executive class in the near future.
In addition, the A3 also comes as standard with the multicollision brake – a safety function that received the 2012 Yellow Angel award from German motoring organisation ADAC. This function can assist the driver in an accident to reduce the danger of skidding and the risk of further collisions during the accident by means of automatically triggered braking.
The all-new A3 is now available to order priced from £19,205 OTR, and UK deliveries will begin on September 15.
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