New Audi Q5 an impressive performer in the Euro NCAP

The new Audi Q5 was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP, the organization's highest rating. The top score means the bestseller from Ingolstadt is among the safest automobiles in its class.

The Audi Q5 showed off its strengths in every type of test. The new generation of the strong-selling Audi model scored points for occupant protection, child safety and pedestrian protection. Also contributing to the SUV's rating were the driver assistance systems that are standard equipment - including pre sense city, the emergency braking system that reacts to vehicles up ahead of the car and to pedestrians.

The Q5 achieved excellent values for crash safety, even though its overall weight has been reduced by up to 90 kg. The outstanding NCAP test results underscore the high standards the brand with the four rings upholds in the areas of active and passive safety, and in lightweight construction.

Euro NCAP has been conducting comparative testing of new cars for crash safety since 1997.

The testing organization's membership comprises a number of European transport ministries and automobile clubs, insurance companies and consumer protection groups. Its comprehensive range of test requirements are considerably more demanding than the specifications set by European legislators.

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