The Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security named Audi’s all-electric hatchback, the E-Tron Sportback, a 2020 High Security Choose Plus, the crash-safety advocacy group’s highest designation.
The hatchback earned requisite good scores in all the company’s crash assessments: driver-side small overlap entrance, average overlap entrance, passenger-side small overlap entrance, aspect, roof power, head restraints and seat assessments.
The E-Tron Sportback’s commonplace LED headlights additionally earned the highest rating of fine, whereas its commonplace automated emergency braking system earned the highest ranking of superior. IIHS mentioned that, within the 12-mph vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention take a look at, the system decreased the automobile’s velocity by 11 mph; within the 25-mph take a look at, the automobile averted the collision completely.
IIHS toughened its High Security Choose Plus and High Security Choose necessities for 2020. Each awards require good or acceptable grades (out of fine, acceptable, marginal or poor) in nighttime headlight effectiveness, and well-rated lights have to be commonplace on all trims for a automobile to earn High Security Choose Plus. Automobiles which have well-rated headlights in some fashions however marginal- or poor-rated ones in others can earn a High Security Choose however not the celebrated Plus.
The 2020 E-Tron Sportback joins the A6 and A6 Allroad on the listing of model-year 2020 IIHS-honored Audi fashions, in addition to the 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV, which in 2019 was the primary electrical automobile to earn a High Security Choose Plus award.
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