The new Audi Q3 offers bumper-to-bumper safety. The compact family SUV achieves the top score of five stars in the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme), one of the most important automobile safety tests in Europe.
To get the highest rating of five stars, a car has to score in all key Euro NCAP criteria.
The new Audi Q3 succeeded with flying colours – in the category adult occupant protection as well as for child safety, vulnerable road user protection and driver assistance systems, according to a press release by TCY Motors Sdn Bhd, importer and dealer of the Audi brand in Brunei.
The actively supporting safety systems – which include automatic emergency braking for city traffic and for highways – are included in the overall NCAP assessment with a 40 per cent weighting for adult occupant, 20 per cent weighting for vulnerable road users and 20 per cent weighting for safety assist.
The new Audi Q3 has these technologies on board.
The safety systems Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front are standard equipment. The latter provides the driver with a visual, audible and haptic warning when critical situation involving pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles are detected via radar. It even initiates emergency braking if necessary.
Also included as standard equipment is Audi side assist, which warns of hazards when changing lanes. Audi active lane assist is also standard.
This system helps to prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally. The optional assistance package bundles the adaptive cruise assist, camera-based traffic sign recognition, parking system plus, high-beam assist and emergency assist.
The new Audi Q3 is also on top when it comes to passenger protection. Components made of hot-shaped steel form the backbone of the passenger cell. They are used primarily at the transition from the longitudinal members to the bulkhead, in the centre tunnel, the sills, the A- and B-pillars, the roof frame and the rear longitudinal members. The hot-shaped components, which combine low weight with extreme strength, comprise 26 per cent of the body by weight. Their combination lays the foundation for high crash safety and rigidity.