This puts the A3 Sportback e‑tron, company’s first volume production plug in hybrid, 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.