Audi A7 gets five stars in crash test

Audi A7 gets five stars in crash test

The new Audi Q7 has been awarded top marks by the European Euro NCAP consortium. The car was given five stars after being put through its paces for adult protection in side and front impact collisions, child safety and pedestrian protection. This makes the Q7 one of the safest cars to drive in its category.

The tests reveal that passengers in the back are well protected in a front end crash, including children. There is also enough room in the car to fit up to six child seats for added protection.

The Q7 also received the Euro NCAP Advanced award for its multi-collision brake assist software and Audi pre-sense basic. If there is a situation with possible danger, the seatbelts are tensed and the system closes the windows and sunroof. The brake assist starts the braking sequence automatically during an accident, which will reduce the risk of going into a skid. These two systems come as standard with the Q7.

Luxury German car maker Audi places a high value on fundamental safety and goes well beyond the basics. One of the core elements in this model is Audi pre-sense city, which is a predictive system to avoid and protect pedestrians. The system, which functions up to a maximum speed of 85km/h, alerts the driver if there is a threat of collision. An initial warning escalates to a warning jolt before initiating the emergency braking software.