The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 has earned the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Safety’;s most prestigious safety rating, Leading Security Select Plus, the institute announced Tuesday. The compact luxury sedan (previously a hatchback) obtained scores of “great” for efficiency in the IIHS’; 5 crashworthiness exams — which includes modest overlap protection, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head-restraint — as effectively as an “sophisticated” rating for front crash safety.
2015 Audi A3: 1st Drive
The A3 is accessible with an optional front crash prevention method that certified it for the IIHS’; innovative rating in the new-for-2014 test. The method has automatic braking technologies, which assisted the car steer clear of a crash in a check at twelve mph. Meanwhile, in the 2-year-outdated modest overlap test, in which 25 % of a vehicle’;s front finish on the driver’;s side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph to replicate a collision with a tree or utility pole, IIHS reported that the sedan also carried out strongly.
“The structure held up effectively, with a minimal volume of intrusion into the driver’;s space,” IIHS stated in a statement. “The dummy’s motion was properly-managed, and damage measures taken from the dummy indicated a reduced chance of injury.”